MSNBC: Meteor shower peaks tonight, hampered by moon

Delta Aquarid shower should reach its zenith overnight from Saturday to Sunday

An annual meteor shower peaks this weekend, but skywatchers shouldn’t expect too much, experts say.

The Delta Aquarid shower should reach its zenith overnight from Saturday to Sunday (July 28 and 29). Unfortunately, many streaking meteors will likely be drowned out by the bright glare of the moon, which will be nearly full at the time.

The Delta Aquarids should be underwhelming this year, “as the peak will be only 4 days from the August 2 full moon,” Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., told SPACE.com via email.

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