Astronomers expect up to 16 “shooting stars” per hour on the night of July 30


Up to 16 “shooting stars” per hour can be observed on the night of July 30, when the South Delta Aquarids meteor shower reaches its maximum activity. Conditions for observing them will be good. In the northern latitudes, starfall will be best seen in the wee hours, reports TASS on Friday, June 24, with reference to the Moscow Planetarium.

The South Delta Aquarids are active from 12 July to 23 August. The area of ​​departure of meteors (radiant) is located in the constellation Aquarius.

In 2022 Russians can watch four major meteor showers, total lunar and partial solar eclipses, and two full supermoons.

One of the most powerful star showers of the year was on the night of January 2-3. The Geminid shower (150 meteors per hour) can be seen in December. The third most powerful will be the Perseid shower in August: up to 100 meteors per hour will burn in the sky. Two bright supermoons will be in Russia in the summer. One of them has already taken place (June 14), another will be on July 13.

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