It’s A ‘Double Shot’ Of Meteor Showers Across Colorado
Unique dual meteor showers will put on a show tonight.
Catching one meteor shower is a treat. Have two at the same time, now that's something special. Tonight, Monday, July 29th and into the wee hours of Tuesday morning both the southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids meteor showers will be in action. It's the first meteor shower since the Eta Aquarids in early May.
With the two happing simultaneously the skies should be filled with shooting stars. Under a clear ski one could easily see as many as 20 to 25 meteors per hour. A Monday night may not be best when it comes having to get up and go to work the next day but a mid-summer meteor shower makes it much easier to witness the celestial show.
As I've mentioned before anywhere outside of town away from light pollution will work to observe the meteors. The closet official "Dark Sky" location is the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. However, there are dozens of place in Colorado to take in the show. Check out a complete list at the "Come To Life Colorado" website.
The National Weather Service forecast looks pretty good. Some clouds will roll in later tonight but other than that conditions should be excellent here on the western slope.