Monday , January 18 2021

Meteor shower to illuminate the sky

The best show of the year of the year will be visible to everyone to see the evening, as the Geminid Meteor Meter puts on a spectacular annual display.

A meteor is a flash of light in the night sky caused when a small chunk of interstellar waste is burned as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere.

The Connor Foundation, the notebook of the mobile observatory, said the shower was the largest and brightest meteor shower in the two hemispheres, with 120-160 meteors per hour at its peak. This will occur in the late evening and early morning hours, with 2:00 offering ideal viewing conditions.

For those who are not willing to stay on a week's night, Mrs. O'Connor said previous views still offer star shoots at least at any moment.

"The dwarfs will appear to the northeast, just above the horizon in a sexual constellation," she said.

"Although the meteors will probably be Gemini as their starting point, they can appear anywhere in the night sky.

"Just turn northeast and scan the sky to see dozens of shooting stars at its peak."

Using Orion's belt as a reference point, Mrs. O'Connor said to look to the left for a red star, from which the constellation of species is directly below. She said that meteors would still be visible every night during the weekend.

The meteor shower is not the only star the stars can expect this week, with Comet 46P / Wirtanen – also known as a comet – set to overtake the Earth in the past for a approach closer to 70 years, late on Sunday night.

A green comet will be its brightest between December 14 and 18.

"This one naked eye can only look like a big blurry star, but we recommend people with binoculars have a look," she said.

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