Meteor showers are one of the most recommended night plans during the summer. Specifically, the perseids and the aquarids They are the two showers of stars that can be enjoyed during the summer season, both in July and August.
The aquarids is the meteor shower that can be seen in the month of July, while the Perseids is the meteor shower that They can be seen during the month of August, both well known and with great activity.
The aquarids, during the month of July
Aquarids occur between July 12 and August 23, but its maximum activity will take place this year on Friday, July 30. Specifically, they are the aquarid delta, which have their radiant in the delta star, called Skat, of the constellation Aquarius, as indicated from the National Geographic Institute.
The same body reports that 2021 “It will be a bad year for the observation of the aquarid delta, since its time of maximum activity will be a few days after the full moon. “This means that the light of the Moon, which will be full on June 24, will prevent the maximum darkness that is needed to see the shooting stars.
The perseids or tears of San Lorenzo, in the month of August
The Perseid rain takes place this year between July 17 and August 24 and in 2021 its peak of activity will be Thursday, August 12. These are known as tears of San Lorenzo because the day of most activity occurs very close to August 10, the feast of this martyr.
“2021 will be an excellent year to observe the Perseids, as they will happen a few days after the new moon (August 8),” they report from the IGN. Specifically, they will be more visible from the night of August 12 to 13, between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (official hours in the peninsula).