Mark Your Calendars: A Meteor Shower Will Light Up the Sky This July

Don't forget to make a wish.

(SPOT.ph) We're four months into quarantine, and there's still no clear sign if things are going back to normal (or at least some semblance of it) soon. While there's no scientific proof that wishing stars or shooting stars can make your wishes come true, there's no harm in hoping for good things to happen have especially when the future seems bleak. By the end of the month, shooting stars will light up the night sky with the annual Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower scheduled from July 28 to 31.

On July 29, 11 p.m., find Aquarius—where the radiant will originate—on the eastern sky.
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According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the astronomical event peaks just before midnight on July 29 and on July 30. Just look up and face the location of constellations Aquarius, Capricornus, and Piscis Austrinus. The shower promises as much as 15 meteors per hour, as long as the sky is clear.

If you're lucky, you might see one when you look up from your backyard or window. Do make a wish for the rest of us if you do. We need it.

Main photo by Lukas Schlagenhauf, Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0); used for illustrative purposes only.

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