The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is underway, and it's not a bad way to whet your appetite for August's total solar eclipse. The shower is a long-ranging and usually lasts from early-to-mid July through mid-to-late August.
This year, the shower is expected to last from July 12 to August 23, and it will peak July 27 and 28. The shower can produce 10-20 meteors per hour at its peak. With a full moon on August 7, that leaves waxing crescent moons around the peak dates. If that means nothing to you, fear not, it's simply good news for your ability to see as many meteors as possible. Earth Sky suggests the best time to watch will be between midnight at dawn, with 2 am local time being best around the world.
Additionally, the Aquariids overlap with the Perseid meteor shower, meaning there will be a few Perseids in the sky on peak nights. However, the Perseids, which peak on August 12 and 13 and are generally much more spectacular, will be a little tough to see this year, according to Earth Sky, unlike last year's beautiful display.