The shower will remain active until May 27.
More meteor showers to watch
The Delta Aquarids are best viewed from the southern tropics and will peak on July 28-29, when the Moon is 74% full.
Interestingly, another meteor shower peaks on the same night: the Alpha Capricornids. Although this is a much weaker shower, it has been known to produce some bright fireballs during its peak. It will be visible to everyone, regardless of which side of the equator they are on.
The most popular Perseid meteor shower of the year will peak between August 11 and 12 in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Moon is only 13% full.
- October 8: Draconids
- October 21: Orionids
- November 4 and 5: South Taurids
- November 11-12: Northern Taurids
- November 17: Leonidas
- December 13-14: Geminids
- December 22: Ursids
Full moons in 2021
There are eight full moons left to come in 2022, and two of them qualify as supermoons.
Some astronomers say the phenomenon occurs when the moon is within 90% of perigee, which is its closest approach to Earth in orbit. By that definition, the June full moon and the July full moon will be considered supermoon events.
- September 10: Harvest Moon
Solar and lunar eclipses
Partial solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun but only blocks part of its light. Be sure to wear proper eclipse glasses to safely view solar eclipses, as sunlight can damage your eyes.
There will also be two total lunar eclipses in 2022.
A total lunar eclipse will be visible to those in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America (except those in the northwestern regions) between 9:31 p.m. ET on May 15 and 2:52 a.m. ET on May 16. of May.
Another total lunar eclipse will also be on display for those in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America, and North America on November 8 between 3:01 a.m. ET and 8:58 a.m. ET, but the moon will set for those in eastern regions of North America.
When the full moon moves into Earth’s shadow, it dims but doesn’t disappear. Sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere illuminates the moon dramatically, turning it red, which is why this event is often referred to as a “blood moon.”
Depending on the weather conditions in your area, the moon may appear rusty, brick-colored, or blood-red.
This color variability occurs because blue light undergoes stronger atmospheric scattering, so red light will be the more dominant color highlighted when sunlight passes through our atmosphere and casts it on the moon.