Blue Moon and Aquarids


Find yourself marveling at tonight’s blue moon, you could stumble upon the Delta Aquarid meteor shower. Aquarids, a lessor known spectacle to summer’s show stopping Perseids, ebb and flow from July 12- August 23. Slow and steady Aquarids prefer unobtrusive reliability to all or nothing peaks. If pushed for a peak, Aquarids would utter a reluctant disclaimer – roughly the last few days of July and early August. Unfortunately, butting heads with this years’ blue moon. Although moonlight’s pollution impacts dark sky reliability of 10-20 meteors an hour, Aquarid shouldn’t be dismissed. If you prefer the cozy comforts of home – check out NASA’s All Sky Camera site, linked below the video.

http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/allsky.html

For “everything you need to know about the Delta Aquarids”, another link –

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-delta-aquarid-meteor-shower#when