Spectacular Double Meteor Showers Over Amarillo
Look up all over the Texas Panhandle! Tonight into the next few days , sky watchers will be able to view a dazzling double meteor shower, according to the American Meteor Society.
Amarilloan’s may see around 25 meteors per hour due to the dueling meteor showers, the southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids, lighting up the Texas night sky. Both showers have been active since early or mid-July. Since a new moon arrives in the coming days, these meteor showers won't have to compete with as much natural light pollution, making for optimal conditions to witness space debris and actually the dusty trail of comets flying past Earth.
If you miss the meteor showers this week, the annual Perseid meteor shower is coming next month. However, this year the Perseids will peak on August 13 over West Texas, two days before a full moon, limiting its visibility.
Grab some beers, a few lawn chairs and enjoy the show!