Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 25, 2022

Meteor Showers to watch over the next month

from Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

The biggest meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, are currently underway from July 17 to August 24, peaking at 1 a.m. local time on August 13. However, viewing will be less than optimal during the peak due to the full moon on August 11, so we recommend that you start watching for meteors during this next week since we will have a new moon on July 28.
What you may not know is that there are also six minor meteor showers that peak between now and the end of August. These lesser-known showers will likely provide a better show since most of these peaks coincide with the new moon. You should have plenty of opportunities to see shooting stars across the summer night sky!

  • Alpha Capricornids – peaks on July 26
  • Piscis Austrinids – peaks on July 28
  • Delta Aquarids – peaks on July 30
  • Capricornus – peaks on July 30
  • Iota Aquarids – peaks on August 6
  • Kappa Cygnids – peaks on August 17

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