September 03, 2015 | Updated at 08:54 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Delta Aquarids, Peak Times, NASA Live Stream

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Delta Aquarids, Peak Times, NASA Live Stream

By Vanessa Frith, EnStars on Jul 27, 2013 10:21 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Perseid Meteor Shower
A Perseid meteor streaks towards the horizon during the annual Persied meteor shower in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, August 12, 2008 (Photo : Reuters)

If you're looking at the night sky in the coming weeks, you may be treated to meteor showers courtesy of the Delta Aquarid and Perseid showers.

The Perseid meteor shower, the more well known of the two astronomical events, will occur this year from Aug. 10-13. Caused by particles of the Swift-Tuttle comet entering the earth's atmosphere, the comets look as if they are coming from the Perseus constellation from which they draw their name, according to ScienceHeathen.

When watching for the meteors, viewers will have a better chance of observing them in the early morning and pre-dawn hours, according to Space. The meteor shower will be occurring several days after the new moon and its light should cause little interference with viewing the show.

The Delta Aquarids begin in mid-July and continue through mid-august with a peak in the early morning of July 29, according to Planetsave. The meteors will appear to come from the star Delta in the Aquarius constellation and, like the Perseids, can be seen best in the early morning.

Unfortunatly for the Delta Aquarids, the moon will be bright for the peak dates of the shower, according to Yahoo!. With the moon rising at midnight during this time, Planetsaves suggests looking earlier in the night even though you will have less of a chance to see the meteors.

NASA Ustream channel has aired the Perseids the last few years and will most likely do so again. Check their channel for updates closer to the date.

 

 

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Big Brother

Are Steve & John Flipping Tonight's 'Big Brother' Eviction Vote?

Who will be evicted tonight, Meg or Julia?

Bea Miller & Nathan Sykes

Round 3 For Our Song of Summer 2015 Tourney Is Live!

The elite eight have been selected, but which will make it into the final four? You decide!

Big Brother

James, John & Meg Hear Shouter Outside The 'Big Brother' House, Possibly Game-Changing?

Is there still hope for Meg to stay in the 'Big Brother' house?

Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg Deal With A Big Crisis On 'Donnie Loves Jenny'

The couple's plans for Evan's birthday go seriously wrong

'SIster Wives'

Are Janelle, Meri & Christine Faking Happiness On 'Sister Wives?'

Fans are alleging that Kody's first three wives aren't as happy as they act about Robyn's pregnancy

Bea Miller & Nathan Sykes

Round 3 For Our Song of Summer 2015 Tourney Is Live!

The elite eight have been selected, but which will make it into the final four? You decide!

Lil Scrappy

Lil Scrappy Reads Erica Dixon To Filth In Part 2 Of 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' Reunion

Lil Scrappy reaches his breaking point and lets it all out against Erica Dixon in a first look of the second part of the 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' reunion special.

Kim Kardashian

Did Kim Kardashian Have The Worst Look Of The Night?

Kim Kardashian criticized for her maternity dress at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Willie Nelson

Publication Claims Willie Nelson Has Passed At 81 During Death Hoax

When a publication falsely reported that Willie Nelson had died at age 81, the truth came out that it was incorrect.

Mimi Faust

'LHHATL' Shocker: Mimi Faust Throws In Towel On Joseline Hernandez Feud, How Does She Respond?

Mimi Faust is over her major beef with Joseline Hernandez, but is Hernandez just as willing to stop the feud?

Matt Bomer Simon Halls

Matt Bomer & Simon Halls To Be Honorees At Award Ceremony For Their Advocacy & Contributions

Matt Bomer and his husband, Simon Halls, are taking their activist skills to a special new level.

Leah Messer & Twins

Leah Messer's Alleged Boyfriend T.R. Dues Says Their Relationship Isn't Romantic

Leah Messer's alleged boyfriend claimed in a new interview that their relationship is not romantic.

Mark Harmon

Will Viewers Be Thrown By Gibbs' Behavior On 'NCIS' This Season?

Gibbs will apparently change quite a bit, but it will be gradual and subtle.

Jamie Dornan

Is Jamie Dornan's Wife Amelia Warner Fed Up With His Antics?

Jamie Dornan has been reportedly flirting with the locals in Prague, despite the fact that he is married.

'SIster Wives'

Are Janelle, Meri & Christine Faking Happiness On 'Sister Wives?'

Fans are alleging that Kody's first three wives aren't as happy as they act about Robyn's pregnancy

Latest News

X-Files

Gillian Anderson Takes To Twitter As 'The X-Files' Revival Wraps

Get a look at the cast on their final day of shooting

Continuum

Final Season Of 'Continuum' Will Have 'Surprises' & 'Tons Of Action'

Fans are about to experience some of the biggest moments ever on the last season of 'Continuum.'

Downton Abbey

Something 'Quite Shocking' Will Happen To Lady Mary On 'Downton Abbey'

The last season of 'Downton Abbey' is going to be extra thrilling.

Agent Carter

Feast Your Eyes On The First BTS Photo For 'Agent Carter' Season 2

Go behind the scenes as the ABC drama films its winter premiere

Kim Richards

Report: 'RHOBH' Star Kim Richards Rejects A Plea Deal For Her Public Intoxication Case

Kim Richards reportedly refused a plea deal offered to her in court on Monday.

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

The 10 Most Memorable Will Smithj & Jada Pinkett Smith Moments

Following a bout of serious divorce rumors, that have apparently been shot down, we take a look at the union and wedded bliss of Will and Jada.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Which Drag Queens Keep Getting Rumored For 'RuPaul' Season 8?

The rumors of who might make it on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 8 are building up more and more.

Rick Ross

Listen To Rick Ross' Album-Length Mixtape That Just Dropped

The 'Hustlin'' rapper has been releasing singles on SoundCloud throughout '#Rozay Week' and he just capped it off with a star-studded 17 track mixtape, which you can listen to below.

Real Time Analytics