CAIRO: The Delta Aquarid Meteor shower is to peak in Egypt’s skies starting from Monday until July 30, the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) said Monday.
The phenomenon might extend to the beginning of August, head of NRIAG’s Astronomy Department Ashraf Tadros told Youm7.
Egyptians will be able to see the falling meteors by naked eye before dawn, Tadros said, adding that the expected meteors rate will vary from 15 to 20 per hour.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA,) Delta Aquarids will peak this year in July 28-29, during a new moon, “which means dark skies for optimal viewing.”
The Delta Aquarids are active in mid-July and are visible until late August, but one will not be able to view them if there is a moon. They originate from leftover comet particles and bits from broken asteroids, said NASA.