Dueling meteor showers will light up the sky Monday night

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Skywatchers can see the peak of two meteor showers lighting up the sky Monday night. 

According to the American Meteor Society, the Southern delta Aquariids and the alpha Capricornids will peak late on Monday into early Tuesday. The two will combine for a total of about 25 meteors per hour.

The AMS says the delta Aquariids are a strong shower best seen from the southern tropics.

"North of the equator the radiant is located lower in the southern sky and therefore rates are less than seen from further south."

Alpha Capricornids are not as strong but can be seen equally well on either side of the equator.

People in dark areas should also be able to see the glow of the Milky Way.