iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
Talk about Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
Help Support. Donate.
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
Advertise With Us

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

The Post  
Southern Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower Philadelphia skies Mon-Tue, July 29-30
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/30/19 1:09 am | updated: 07/30/19 1:09 am
The Southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids will both peak across the Philadelphia region's skies on the nights of on July 29-30. Tonight's forecast is for clear skies and warm temperatures making great weather to catch the meteors streaking across the sky. The moon is also in a new phase which will eliminate it from causing any interference. It will be close to perfect conditions for seeing shooting stars for late July. The best time would be after midnight and close to dawn. The forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday is practically the same. Look forward to mid-August and the Perseids for even better meteor watching.

Meteor showers are produced as Earth's orbit crosses through the dust and debris trail left by comets on their way around the sun. Scientists believe that the Delta Aquarids are caused by debris left by comet 96P/Machholz, discovered in 1986 by an amateur astronomer named Dan Machholz. Haley's travels around the Sun every 76 years, last passing us in 1986. This meteor storm could bring as many as 25 per hour as we pass through the debris field with potentially higher bursts.

The best place to view the meteor show around Philadelphia would be any place away from the Center City lights and out in an open field. Even though the radiant point in the south-east sky, you can see them fly anywhere above. Watching later in the night closer to dawn should see the best results. Bring a blanket or something to lie down on. You'll want to rest your head and look up without straining. Patience is key.

Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
Philly Officer Charged Sexual Assault; Two Brothers Attacked Hours Apart; Philly COVID Vaccine Info - 01/22 11:23 pm

Philly Restaurant and Gym Relief Program; UK COVID Cases in NJ; Wolf Announces PA Health Nominees - 01/22 5:26 pm

Father Charged in 9-year-old Shooting Death; Montco Dems Office Shot; Suspects Wanted in 83yo Death - 01/21 11:20 pm

9yo Shot/Killed at Home by 5yo; Riley June Williams Released w/ Restrictions; Shootings in Philly - 01/21 2:59 pm

Joe Biden Inaugurated 46th President of United States; Philly Represented in Inaugural Celebrations - 01/21 12:52 am

(0) responses

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum


Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media