You have a chance to see the Delta Aquarid meteor shower early Sunday morning

The Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower seen over Hamakua, Hawaii. (Photo: Alvis Upitis/Getty Images via NBC News)
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(WTHR/NBC News) – Stargazers, get ready! You have a chance to see some shooting stars July 28.

Summer is peak season for meteor showers and according to NBC News, the Delta Aquarid meteor shower began July 12 and will be visible until Aug. 23, with the peak occurring in the early morning hours of July 28.

The Perseid meteor shower began July 17 and will last through Aug. 24, peaking Aug. 12.

Bill Cooke, a meteor expert at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tells NBC News that the best chance to see meteors is with a clear, dark sky and away from bright lights that would overwhelm the streaks of light produced by the meteors as they enter Earth's atmosphere and burn up.

Cooke says prime time to watch the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is during the pre-dawn hour.

“These meteors have a lot of small particles, which makes them good to study,” said Cooke of the Delta Aquarids. “But people will only be able to see them for a few nights.”

To view the meteor shower, NASA recommends lying flat on your back and looking straight up, taking in as much of the sky as possible.

They say to be patient because it takes about 20 minutes for the eyes to adjust to the darkness and there can be long intervals between shooting stars.

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