FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — As Comet Neowise fades out of view next week, we'll be treated to a double meteor shower show.
According to NASA, the southern Delta Aquariids happen every year around July 12 to Aug. 23.
The meteor shower is expected to peak on July 27.
It will be best to be viewed away from city lights after moonset and before first light Monday morning.
Moonset happens at 12:51 a.m. Monday and first light begins at 4:37 a.m.
Under clear skies, you may be able to see 25 meteors per hour.
They are best seen in the southern tropics, but we'll be able to see them here in the southern sky.
"If you look halfway between the horizon and the zenith, and 45 degrees from the constellation of Aquarius will improve your chances of viewing the Delta Aquariids", NASA said.
The alpha Capricornids are also peaking early next week, according to the American Meteor Society.
This meteor shower is active from July 3 to August 15 this year.
It will peak on the night of July 28-29.
The moon will be 66% full that night, so it may be hard to see.
It's not a very strong shower, so less than 5 meteors can be viewed per hour.
But it does create stunning fireballs.
It can be seen equally well on either side of the equator.
Meteors come from leftover comet particles and bits from broken asteroids.