Double Meteor Shower Could Spark Brilliant Fireballs This Week

As Comet NEOWISE fades away, stargazers will have a new astronomical event to look for in the final days of July -- a phenomenon that hasn't happened in three months.

On the night of Tuesday, July 28, into the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 29, shooting stars will glisten in the night sky from not one, but two meteor showers: The southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids.

The last time that a moderate meteor shower put on a show in the night sky was the Eta Aquarid shower in early May, but clouds were an issue for many stargazers across North America.

Neither of the two showers this week are considered major, but together they will bring around 15 to 20 meteors per hour in dark areas away from light pollution.

The Alpha Capricornids is the weaker of the two meteor showers, but it could prove to be the one that is most intriguing.

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