FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Two meteor showers peak this week.
The Southern Delta Aquariids peak on Thursday.
You'll be able to see about a dozen faint shooting stars an hour.
Thursday, July 29 - Southern Delta-Aquariids Meteors Peak
This annual meteor shower lasts from July 21 to August 23. It will peak before dawn on Thursday, July 29, but it is quite active for a week surrounding that date.
— RASC Hamilton Centre (@RASCHamilton) July 28, 2021
This meteor shower will run through Aug. 23.
Typically, you can see the Southern Delta Aquariids best in the southern hemisphere.
But you're able to catch some of it from the northern hemisphere too, according to Earthsky.com.
The best viewing hours are from midnight to before dawn.
At the same time, the Alpha Capricornids will peak on Thursday too.
This shower will produce about five bright meteors an hour.
This meteor shower runs through Aug. 15.
When both meteor showers peak, the moon will be 74% full, according to the American Meteor Society.
Catch the peak of not one, but two, meteor showers on Wednesday night! ☄️�� The Alpha Capricornids and Southern Delta Aquarids will put on a show for the last full week of the month: pic.twitter.com/60lTTiJsv7
— AccuWeather (@accuweather) July 25, 2021
If you miss out on viewing these meteor showers this one, there's another one coming up soon.
The Perseid Meteor shower will peak on Aug. 10 and 11.
According to NASA, the Perseid Meteor shower is the best meteor shower of the year.