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Two meteor showers to light Taiwan's night sky until mid-August: Museum


Two meteor showers are expected to be visible in Taiwan, giving stargazers a good chance to witness numerous shooting stars, according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum.


The museum said, the first meteor shower will be the Southern Delta Aquariid which usually becomes active around July 13 and peaks on July 29. It added that the best time to watch in the country will be next week when 12 shooting stars will be visible per hour.

Meanwhile, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak on Aug. 12. Those who want to gaze at can have the best star-watching from 10 p.m. to midnight in Taiwan. 

According to the museum, the Perseid shower has more than 100 meteors per hour from a radiant near the North Star, where the Perseid meteoroids hit the Earth's atmosphere and burn up.

For those who cannot watch live, the two meteor showers would be streamed online through the museum's YouTube channel.
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