This year the Delta Aquarids are expected to peak on the night of July 28th and the morning of July 29th. This particular meteor shower has a long slow buildup and decline, with meteors from its stream beginning to shower on July 12 and running through to August 23-mixing in with the Perseids in August! 

This year the Delta Aquarids will come during a thin crescent moon, so viewing will be excellent (provided your skies are cooperative). Find a nice area with dark skies and dress warmly and look up for this respectable sky show. 

You may see up to 20 meteors an hour; y
ou can use the free Meteor Counter app to record your meteor count and participate in NASA's LADEE mission! Available for iOS devices at http://meteorcounter.com/

Radiant of the Delta Aquarids meteor shower, courtesy Earth Sky
Radiant of the Delta Aquarids Meteor shower, courtesy Earthsky.

Date: Monday, 7/28/2014 - Tuesday, 7/29/2014

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