Late July appears to be the high time for stargazers and photographers to watch meteor showers and Mercury.
Date: 2017/07/23 17:32
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be three to four meteor showers in late July, and
people may be able to see them in vast suburban areas with little light pollution, said Taipei Astronomical Museum (台北天文館).
The museum said that there are typically several meteor showers in July every year, including those of Eta Aquarids, Piscis Austrinus, and Alpha Capricornids. The maximum number of showers appears during July 28 to 30, with the average estimated to be 10 meteors falling per hour.
In addition, this year there might even be a meteor shower brought by Comet Borisov on July 28 before dawn. The museum said that as there has been no previous observation data, there was no knowing how many shooting stars would appear.