In an online article, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) said the Delta Aquarids
were best viewed in the southern hemisphere and the southern latitudes of the northern hemisphere.
Experts say this is a very good year to look out for the Eta Aquarid
meteors because the moon will be at a thin, waning crescent phase, and just 20-percent illuminated and providing little interference for viewing these swift streaks of light.
Almanac d h Event 01 01:00 Moon near Regulus (5.7[degrees]N) 04 19:26 Moon near Spica (1.5[degrees]N) 04 20:08 Eta Aquarid
Shower (ZHR = 60) 06 05:33 Moon at perigee (357 000 km) 06 05:35 Full Moon (diameter 33.7') 07 11:43 Moon at ascending node 07 19:00 Moon near Antares (5.0[degrees]S) 08 08:18 Moon max.
Thankfully, Canon photographer Fergus Kennedy has got us covered with some helpful tips on how to snap the Eta Aquarids
are known for their speed and will be traveling at about 148,000 mph while entering Earth's atmosphere.
According to space.com, the Eta Aquarids
do not produce as many meteors per hour as the more famous Perseid meteor shower in August, but they are just as bright, if not brighter.
In an online article, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the Delta Aquarids
are best viewed in the southern hemisphere and the southern latitudes of the northern hemisphere.
Several minor, long-lasting meteor showers with radiants in the southern sky are active during July, including the Alpha Capricornids, Piscis Austrinids, and Northern and Southern Delta Aquarids
. All are weak, but together they increase the chance that a meteor you see late on a July night will be coming out of the south.
(2) He published numerous accounts of his meteor work in the English Mechanic, including a thorough analysis of his observations of the 1907 Aquarids
. (97) He reported on 3 fireballs 'brighter than Venus' that were seen in the skies over Belgium in 1908 May.
of Showers Observed and duration Total Time showers observed hrs Tim Cooper (2) Pi Puppids (1.0), eta Aquarids
(8.5) 9.5 Dudley Field (3) Alpha Crucids (2.1), Pi Puppids 7.6 (3.1), alpha Capricornids (2.4) Koos van Zyl (1) Alpha Crucids (6.3) 6.3 Karen Koch (2) Alpha Crucids (2.3), Alpha 5.3 Centaurids (3.0) Magda Streicher (1) Eta Aquarids
(2.2) 2.2 Kos Coronaios (1) Alpha Centaurids (0.5) 0.5 Total 31.4 Table 2.
But the small green fireballs were actually part of the Delta Aquarids
meteor shower, usually visible from mid-July to midAugust.