This weekend, our skies will be treated to a triple meteor shower.

This weekend, our skies will be treated to a triple meteor shower.

this weekend might just have something in store: not one, not two, but three meteor showers active at the same time – combining to provide a celestial firework display almost all through the night.

Although the best night to watch will be the evening and night of Saturday July 30 (through to dawn on Sunday morning), the three showers will be near their peak rates from tonight.

So you’ll have plenty of chances to catch the show while avoiding bad weather or other commitments.

The Southern Delta Aquariids is the most active of the three showers, with the fastest-moving meteors. Most of the meteors you’ll see this weekend will likely be members of this stream.

The key for observers is to work out when the shower’s “radiant” will be above the horizon.

We find the best place to look when watching a meteor shower is around 45 degrees above the horizon, and about 45 degrees to the left or the right of the radiant.