City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. Luckily, the moon will be in a thin crescent phase during this event.
Meteor showers are named for the star or constellation they appear to be near. The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower appears near a third magnitude star, Delta Aquarii.
|Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhoto|
Check out these sites for more information about the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe:
- International Business Times - Two Meteor Showers This Week to Create 'Celestial Traffic Jam'
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2011
- American Meteor Society
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