Southern Delta Aquariid, Alpha Capricornid meteor showers: 7 photos shared on social media

Astronomy buffs were treated to a stunning natural light show overnight as two meteor showers, the Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids, reached their peak. A third meteor shower, the Perseids, also was active and is expected to peak on Aug. 11 to 12, according to the American Meteor Society.

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Skygazers flocked to social media to share their photos of possible meteors using the hashtags #DeltaAquariids, #AlphaCapricornids, #meteor and #meteorshower. Here are some of our favorites:

1. @philostrophy, Instagram

2. @stymification, Instagram

3. @treevesstudios, Instagram

4. @terryyupics, Instagram

5. @_adventure_alec_, Instagram

6. @brunatargino_, Instagram

7. @esteamk1, Instagram