Monday, July 31, 2023

Skylight: Delta Aquariid Meteor

Skylight: a Delta Aquariid meteor passes over the forests of the Rensselaer Plateau at Petersburg, New York.

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is an annual event that occurs from late July to mid-August. It is considered one of the most impressive meteor showers of the year. The meteor shower is caused by debris left behind by the comet 96P/Machholz, which orbits the Sun about every 5.3 years.

During its peak, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower can produce around 20 to 30 meteors per hour under dark and clear skies. These meteors appear to originate from the constellation Aquarius, which is how the meteor shower got its name.

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