THREE meteor showers visible from Earth tonight
Over the last days of July, stargazers are set for a spectacular event: the combination of three meteor showers that will illuminate the night sky this weekend.
THREE meteor showers will be visible as alpha Capricornid, Southern delta Aquariid, and Perseid light up the sky.
The Earth is currently passing through streams of debris from three comets, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).
Named 169P/NEAT, 96P/Machholz and 109P/Swift-Tuttle they will work to produce the three previously mentioned meteor showers.
Together, the showers will create as many as 20 meteors per hour, as well as a sprinkling of bright fireball.
Together, the showers will create as many as 20 meteors per hour, as well as a sprinkling of bright fireball. They will be visible after midnight local time.
The Southern Delta Aquariid can best be viewed from the southern tropics and along 16 latitudes south, which cuts through South America, Africa and Australia, per AMS.