Tonight a Rare Chance to See Three Meteor Showers in One Night
Two meteor showers will peak tonight into tomorrow morning while a third is active. We could be in for quite a show.
Tonight, the moon is only six percent full, which will add to the visibility of the meteors IF the weather works in our favor. As of right now, we are expecting some clouds.
The American Meteor Society says two separate meteor showers will peak tonight. Together, the Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids are expected to produce over 20 meteors per hour and will peak late tonight into early Tuesday morning (July 29 - July 30). Both meteor showers will remain active into mid-August.
The Delta Aquariids produce 15 - 20 faint meteors per hour while the Alpha Capriconids produce about five bright fireballs per hour.
The Perseids are also active from July 17 to August 24, but will not peak until August 12 - 13.