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Kuwait will witness Delta Aquarids meteor shower
July 26, 2016, 2:13 pm

Kuwait's sky will be illuminated by a strong Delta Aquarids meteor shower on Thursday, announced the Administration of Space Science and Astronomy of the Kuwait Science Club (KSC), with about 15 to 20 meteors falling per hour.

Director of the department Bader Al-Omirah, said in a press release Tuesday that the Delta Aquarids occurs yearly during mid-July until mid-August.

Delta Aquarids will reach its peak Thursday where it can be clearly seen from midnight until just before sunrise Friday.

Once the meteor shower stops, it leaves behind a glowing trail of methane gas for a mere one or two seconds.

Al-Omirah added that Delta Aquarids was given its name because the meteors fall from the constellation Aquarius. This phenomenon occurs as a result of a sungrazing Comet 96P Machholz breaking up and the earth passing through it. 

Source: KUNA

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