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Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Tonight!

The Southern Delta Aquariidsare a meteor shower visible from the middle of July to mid August yearly with peak activity around July 29 to 30th.

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The meteor shower’s origin is not fully known or, for that matter, known with certainty. A probable source is Comet 96P Machholz.

Some, in the past, thought that it probably originated from the Marsden and Kracht Sungrazing comets.

The Delta Aquariids get their name because their radiant appears to lie in the constellation Aquarius, near one of the constellation’s brightest stars, Delta Aquarii.


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