From the National Geographic Institute they give the keys to better observe this astronomical phenomenon
meteor shower they become one of the most magical phenomena. During the years there are specific dates where this meteor shower has a higher rate of appearance, which makes it more visible. In summer you can see from the sky what are known as
Delta Aquarids next to the Perseids.
These meteors that penetrate “into the atmosphere at high speed” become visible, as explained from the
National Geographic Institute, due to “the vaporization of the particle by its collision with the molecules of the air.” This phenomenon, which many mark on the calendar so as not to be missed, lasts for “a fraction of a second”, which makes it even more special. From a distance of 100 kilometers you can see the meteor shower.
How and where to see the Delta Aquarids
Delta Aquarid rain they star in the summer season since their activity takes place
from July 12 to August 23 “With a rate significantly higher than the usual average rate,” according to the IGN. In addition, they point out that July 30 reaches its maximum rain rate, so this day will be the ideal day to observe the meteor shower. Although it should be noted that it is an indicative date that is set by the body belonging to the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and that it may vary each year. In fact, this 2021 they establish that
on the 28th and 29th there will be the maximum amount of rain.
Those who do not want to miss the Aquarid Delta should know that “they are best observed in the southern hemisphere because their radiant is higher in the sky”, although IGN experts clarify that “they are also visible in the northern hemisphere with a rate of activity something lower. So to see this meteor shower they advise
choose a place where the sky is darker and stand in the opposite direction to the Moon in the event that it occurs before sunset. They also indicate that it be done in an area that “has
few obstacles to view (such as buildings, trees, or mountains), and
do not use optical instruments that limit our field of vision «.
This 2021 they announce that it is
“A bad year” to witness one of the phenomena most awaited by astronomy fans. Even so, you should not miss the opportunity to see the rain of the Delta Aquarids since you will have to wait for next year.