Look to the Night Skies
It’s always a treat to have a clear night in the Boundary Waters. The stars are beyond magnificent and sparkle everywhere. When it’s calm the reflection of the stars on the surface of the water make you feel like you’re floating in space with them. Some nights are more special than others and one of those nights is coming up soon.
July 28-29 Delta Aquarids- At peak time about 20 bright, yellow meteors can be observed per hour. Because these meteors nearly broadside the Earth their speed is a moderate 25.5 miles per second.
July 29-30 Capricornids are characterized by their often yellow coloration and their frequent brightness. They are also slow interplanetary interlopers, hitting our atmosphere at around 15 miles per second. Though you can expect only 15 miles per second. Though you can expect only 15 meteors per hour at best under dark sky conditions, the Capricornids are noted for producing brilliant fireballs.