Not too early to start planning your V3 camera outside placement for viewing the Delta Aquariids in late July, Especially if you are in the Southern USA (or maybe Africa, Latin or South America, but we all know Wyze doesn’t sell there YET!)
***At this shower’s peak on or near July 27-30, 2021, the rather faint Delta Aquariid meteors will fall most abundantly in the predawn hours, though in the glaring light of a waning gibbous moon. **
*Never fear. You’ll still be seeing Delta Aquariids when the Perseids peak in August. Like the Eta Aquariids in May, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower in July favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s well viewed from latitudes like the southern U.S. **
**These faint meteors appear to radiate from near the star Skat aka Delta in the constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer. The maximum hourly rate can reach 15 to 20 meteors in a dark sky. The nominal peak is around July 27-30, but, unlike many meteor showers, the Delta Aquariids lack a very definite peak. Instead, these medium-speed meteors ramble along fairly steadily throughout late July and early August. **
**You’ll see plenty of Delta Aquariids mixed in with Perseids, if you’re watching in early August, and from a southerly latitude. An hour or two before dawn is usually the best time to watch the Delta Aquariids." EarthSky | EarthSky’s 2021 meteor shower guide
Unfortunately, I’m up North, so I’m going to look forward to seeing Delta Aquariids meteors other V3 sky watchers catch. I’ll still try to catch some DA meteors. Why? Because I]m addicted and have a V3 camera that can capture all kinds of things in the dark night sky.
But read on about the Perseids coming in August!