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Double Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky On 28-29th Of July! Here’s How You Can Watch The Southern Delta Aquariids And The Alpha Capricornids…

By Anurag Gade

2020 has been a year of extraordinary and disastrous events both happening at the same time. The massive outbreak of the coronavirus has taken its hold over the Earth for over eight months now. However, the pandemic isn’t the only thing 2020 has in store for us.

Apart from the pandemic, 2020 has been a year of several astronomical events. Several major and minor asteroids have flown past the Earth for the past few months. As per astrophysicists, these asteroids nearly missed the Earth and were diverted right in time. Then we had a UFO spotted in American skies. The Pentagon too gave a confirmation of the object being a UFO. And now we have to gear up for yet another major astronomical event.

Double Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky On 28-29th Of July! Here’s How You Can Watch The Southern Delta Aquariids And The Alpha Capricornids…

Every year in July, the Earth passes through the debris left by two comets. One of these comets creates the Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor showers whereas the other creates the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower. Meteors are often regarded as a shooting star. However, the lighting particles you see in the sky are small pieces of debris that have come in contact with the Earth’s gravitational force.

When the Earth passes through this debris, it causes a meteor shower. The Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids collectively produce 20 to 30 meteor showers per hour. The best time to spot these meteor showers is during the dark hours between midnight to sunrise (local time). These showers are all set to happen on the 28th and 29th of July. These two meteor showers are always active in our skies during July and August. And this year, these showers will peak in the wee hours of July 29th.

Anurag Gade