If events on Earth are still a little sparse for your liking, there’s a whole lot of activity going on over our heads this month.
The next thing to pop in your celestial calendar – we actually have one of those here, if you’re into it, FYI – is the Delta Aquariid meteor shower.
These shooting stars, which are actually caused by debris from a passing comet, appear every summer. They get their name from a star called Delta Aquarii in the Aquarius constellation, which stargazers will notice is where they appear to radiate from.
This year, the shower is set to peak on July 28, when you could see up to 20 meteors an hour. But you’re actually in with a very good chance of spotting the shooting stars any time until August 23. Take a look in the hours before dawn for the best visibility.
Wherever you are in the world, you should be able to see the Delta Aquariids on a dark night. Fingers crossed for clear skies and observant eyes.Share the story