All the stars are in alignment for a great South Louisiana meteor show tonight. More accurately, the meteors are. And a not-so-bright moon. Tonight in South Louisiana, we will receive a 2 for 1 special; courtesy of the Alpha Capricornids and South Delta Aquariids.
The South Delta ones are more numerous in the Southern Hemisphere, but when combined with the Alpha Capricornids, it could us up to 18 per hour at pretty much the entire sky. The more famous Perseids don't peak until mid-August, but they are expected to contribute a few more per hour on top of that.
After our evening rain showers die down this evening, there should be only a few clouds left over, and the moon shining at only 6 percent. This should give us a real celestial treat; particularly after midnight. So spray on the mosquito repellent, find a lounge chair away from street lights, and enjoy!
Contributions from the American Meteor Society