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"INFO: Solar Activity and the Southern Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower"
Space Weather News for July 28, 2010
SOLAR ACTIVITY PICKS UP: Earlier today, magnetic fields looping over the
sun's southeastern limb became unstable and erupted. The blast produced a
bright, towering prominence that attracted the attention of amateur
astronomers around the world. Meanwhile, on the sun's northeastern limb, a
big new sunspot is emerging and it is crackling with C-class solar flares.
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METEOR SHOWER: The University of Western Ontario meteor radar is picking
up strong returns from the Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower, which
peaks on July 28th. Sky watchers (particularly in the southern hemisphere)
should be alert for meteors between about 10 pm and dawn. "Visual
could be as high as 20 per hour," notes Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid
Environment Office, "although glare from the nearly full Moon will
many of the fainter meteors difficult to see."