FP On the riseAugust 3, 2021 08:43:42 IST
August is full of exciting celestial events and keeps celestial seekers caught in their telescopes. In this month see a meteor shower, a blue moon, and a representation of Jupiter and Saturn.
Assuming a peak by mid-August, NASA meteorite surveillance cameras have already begun detecting the first meteors of the Perseids meteor jet since July 26.
Space enthusiasts can spot them on the night of August 11th to August 12th. Those living in the northern hemisphere can detect more than 40 asses per hour. People in the southern hemisphere see fewer asses. Perseids appear as fast and small streaks of light.
How meteor rain occurs
NASA notes that as the comet’s path brings it closer to the sun, part of its icy surface “boils off” and releases a lot of debris, water, and gas into space. The earth comes into contact with this rubbish every year as it carries out its revolution around the Sun.
These meteoroids, or space rocks, which are much smaller than asteroids, collide with the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate into a fiery phenomenon commonly known as a falling star.
When several meteoroids fall towards the Earth at the same time, it is called a meteor shower.
How to view Perseid theories
Ideally, asses are best seen in the northern hemisphere just before dawn. But sometimes people can catch them as early as 10 p.m. NASA is also proposing to monitor late or wake up between dawn on 11-13. August.
Meteors are less visible within city limits due to higher artificial light pollution. So a safe place on the outskirts with little pollution and few or no buildings covering the view is ideal.
No telescopes or binoculars are needed to detect the meteor jet. Lie on your back for about thirty minutes so your eyes can adjust to the darkness and enjoy the fireworks!
If you can’t watch the meteor shower in real life, you can watch it online because several websites broadcast this stunning shower live. NASA’s YouTube the canal is one such place to see the Perseids meteor shower streaming.
Why the assholes are so clearly visible
Persides occur at night in peak summer, when clear skies enhance viewing. They are also one of the “most abundant showers” (50-100 meteors per hour), increasing the chances that sky watchers can spot them during the night of meteorites.
Another reason why Perseids are brighter than other meteors is their fireballs – exceptionally bright meteors that are spectacular enough to see over a very wide area. These meteors are derived from “comet material” and are basically large explosions that emit light and color.