NewsLocal News

Actions

Double meteor showers will light up sky Monday night

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower begins its peak this weekend
Posted at 12:40 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 12:40:19-04

(WTXL) — The Big Bend and South Georgia regions are in prime position to view dueling meteor showers Monday evening.

The pair of meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids, are expected to rain down from the heavens, bring a combined number of 20 to 25 meteors per hour according to AccuWeather.

The showers are expected to peak Monday night into the early morning hours of Tuesday. Experts say the best time to go stargazing will be just after midnight.

While AccuWeather says viewing conditions will be good for most stargazers across the country, the Big Bend and South Georgia will be in prime viewing position.

Monday will be partly cloudy until 9 p.m., when skies are expected to clear up. Skies will remain clear until Tuesday afternoon. For an hour-by-hour breakdown of our forecast, click here.

Both showers will be visible to the naked eye with no special equipment needed. For the best viewing experience, find darker areas away from city activity.

If you can't hang with the late night stargazers Monday night, don't worry -- the Perseid meteor showers will be at its most visible in mid-August.