Magic show: between July 27th and 29th, 3 rains of distinct shooting stars will illuminate the sky …

While waiting for the big night of the stars in August, the end of the month of July we reserve 3 rains of separate shooting stars over three days … To be able to observe them in the best, it will be necessary to move away from the lights of the city.

1 – Austrinides Piscis: July 27 at 10:40 pm

Observable from July 15 to August 10, Piscis Austrinides will know their peaks July 27 at 22:40 French time. They owe their name to their proximity to the constellation of the Austral Fish (“Piscis Austrinus” in Latin). On average, there will be 5 meteors per hour that will cross the sky.

These shooting stars will give the impression of rising straight from the horizon. They will be white and slow enough, at a rate of 35 km / second.

2 – Southern Delta Aquarides: night from July 28 to 29 at 00:55

The second rain will be from the Southern Delta Aquarids, observable from July 12th to August 19th. However, it will peak in the night of 28 to 29 July at 00 h 55. It owes its name to its proximity to the constellation Aquarius (“Aquarius” in Latin).

These will be a little slower (41 km / second) but more numerous since there will be, on average, 16 per hour that will cross the sky.

3 – Alpha Capricornides: night from 29 to 30 July at 00 h 55

Finally, the last one that will cross the sky will be that of the Alpha Capricorns, in reference to the constellation of which it is close, that of Capricorn. On average, there will be 5 meteors crossing the sky per hour. Meteors have a speed of 23 km per second.

Visible from July 3 to August 15, its peak is in the night of July 29 to 30 at 00 h 55. To observe them, you will locate the constellation of Capricorn, above the southern horizon.

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