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.

STM Daily News Brief

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.


Orion’s WiFi Enabled Telescopes automatically locate and track celestial objects using your smartphone/tablet.
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
    The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from…
  • Southern Delta Aquariids Tonight!
    The Southern Delta Aquariidsare a meteor shower visible from the middle of July to mid August yearly with…
  • NASA’s Webb Sheds Light on Galaxy Evolution, Black Holes
    NASA explores the unknown in space for the benefit of all, and Webb’s first observations tell the story of the hidden universe through every phase of cosmic history – from neighboring planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe.

By Rod Washington

Rod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook. Rod produces and directs the web series, CUPIC: Diary of an Investigator. He is also the editor, producer and administrator of TNC Network.

One thought on “Southern Delta Aquariids Tonight!”

Comments are closed.