‘…how I wonder what you are?’

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Photo submitted by Jesse Simmons.

Navarre residents were able to witness the Delta Aquarids meteor shower last week, but they had to be willing to stay up late for the show.

“The best time to view those is after midnight. That’s when the Earth in its orbit is actually going into the meteor path,” said Dewey Barker, stargaze coordinator for the Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association (EAAA) of the showers that are visible each year in late July to mid-August. Members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association (EAAA) said that they consider the cool, dry and clear days of late November to mid-February to be better for viewing, but that each month offers different constellations to view. “There really is no best time of the year, it just depends on what you’re interested in and what you’re willing to deal with,” Barker said.

Read more in the Aug. 7 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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