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The astronomer told us about the meteor stream, the Delta Aquarids

Meteor shower, the Southern Delta Aquarids will peak on July 28, a few days on the sky can be observed about 16 meteors per hour, but to see them you must be the most patient, told RIA Novosti the scientific Director of Moscow planetarium Faina Rublev.

According to her, now is not the best time to watch meteor showers – the weather is too changeable, and the Moon is in the phase close to new moon. Those who are still going to try to find in the night sky "shooting stars", the scientific Director is advised to go out of town somewhere where there is "civilization". Electric light settlements creates flare spoils the observation of astronomical events.

Saturday begins the parade of planets

Parade of planets can be observed from the Earth from 4 July to mid-August, despite the fact that the planet will gather in this interesting configuration, for science the phenomenon of no interest.

As noted earlier, the Moscow planetarium, since July 4, the night will be possible with the naked eye to observe Jupiter and Saturn (midnight) and Mars, with two in the morning and Venus in the morning. Mercury, which now illuminates the Sun will be visible only from 22 July. Uranus and Neptune are in principle not visible to the naked eye.

The astronomer talked about the features of monitoring the alignment of the planets

Parade of planets, which will be held almost the whole of July, to be observed in full: the Sun eclipsed by mercury, and Uranus and Neptune are not visible to the naked eye, told RIA Novosti the scientific Director of Moscow planetarium Faina Rublev.

"Uranus with Neptune from a distance with the naked eye is generally not visible. Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will be visible at night. The ground we don't see because they are on her. Venus is visible, but only in the morning and the mercury is in inferior conjunction, that is near the Sun it outshines it," said Rublev.