An uncommon black moon at the end of July is making for prime viewing of a few meteor showers: The Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower and the Perseid Meteor Shower.
The Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower is rising now. It’s not probably the most spectacular shower to see in the night sky, however, will probably be seen through August 23rd. This shower produces around 25 meteors per hour, originating from the constellation Aquarius. Particularly the star, Skat.
If in case you have an app that will help you navigate the starry night sky, you need to be able to discover it quickly. In case you don’t, simply look to the south, southeast sky. Be sure you are away from city lights and give your eyes time to adjust. The meteors are coming from more than 100 light-years away. That creates an optical illusion that they’re originating from this star.
The Perseid Meteor Shower has also begun to make its annual look in our night sky. It is expected to peak from August 11th to the 13th
The issue is, the moon will probably be full. The bright moon means you will not be able to see as many meteors. So, be watching now to catch these Perseid meteors!
We have not seen a Black Moon since 2016. Just like a “Blue Moon,” the moon known as a “Black Moon” when it’s the second new moon of the month. The Blue Moon is the 2nd full moon of the month.