With the comet Neowise starting to fade, two sets of meteor showers are ready to fill that slot. Both the Delta Aquariid and Alpha Capricornid meteor showers are running this week with the former set to peak Monday through Wednesday, and the latter set for its biggest show on Thursday, USA Today reports.
AccuWeather notes that your best chance for a “celestial double feature” would be this morning, Wed, July 29th, with prime viewing time after 1 a.m. So if you pop out this morning before the sunrise and catch a moment of clear sky you’ve got the chance for a show, but if those clouds stick around you are not out of luck.
The Delta Aquariids will be active through Aug. 23rd, while the Capricornid meteors will keep doing their thing through Aug. 15th. With clearing skies overnight in the forecast it should mean another chance to see these meteor showers.
To best see either show, experts recommend finding a sky with little sky pollution, lying flat on your back or in a reclining lawn chair, and gazing toward the southern horizon. “In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors,” NASA says, per CBS News.