Three meteor showers start in July 2015: Perseids, Alpha Capricornids, Delta Aquariids

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There are 3 meteor showers starting in July 2015.

Alpha Capricornids, Perseids and Delta Aquariids. That promises a lot of awesome natural light shows!

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A composite photograph made from several long exposures of the Perseid meteor shower reaching its peak at the megalithic circle at Stonehenge.

Alpha Capricornids, active from July 11 to August 10, 2015

The Alpha Capricornids are active from July 11 through August with their maximum on July 29. This shower is not very strong and rarely produces in excess of five shower members per hour. What is notable about this shower is the number of bright fireballs produced during its activity period. This shower is seen equally well on both side of the equator.

Perseids, active from July 13 to August 26, 2015

The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower as they peak on warm August nights in the northern hemisphere. The Perseids are active from July 13 to August 26. They peak strongly on August 12 or 13, depending on the year. Normal rates seen from rural locations range from 50-75 shower members per hour at maximum. The Persesids are particles released from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle.

Delta Aquariids Active from July 21 to August 23, 2015

The Delta Aquariids are another strong shower mostly in the southern hemisphere. North of the equator the radiant is located lower in the southern sky and therefore rates are less than seen from further south. They peak between July 28th and 29th. These are usually faint meteors that lack both persistent trains and fireballs.

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