July 24, 2012
Midsummer is an excellent time for meteor watching. Several moderate meteor showers are active in late July and early August, increasing your chances of seeing some sweet shooting stars. This brilliant Kappa Cygnid meteor lit up the sky on Aug. 8, 2007.
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If you’ve noticed an increase in the number of shooting stars in recent nights, there’s a good reason. This month’s annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower is increasing in activity as we get closer to its peak on the morning of July 29.