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Comet that appears every 69 years can be seen this week; see how to follow

Comet that appears every 69 years can be seen this week; see how to follow

The comet will be visible to the naked eye and will pass Saturday (6)

Comet 13P/Olbers

Photo: Dan Bartlett/NASA

Those who love to observe astronomical movements will have a nice surprise in July. The month holds many events, but one of the main phenomena will be the passage of Comet 13P/Olberswhich can be seen from Land Every 69 years.

The comet will reach its maximum brightness on Saturday (6).

Discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers in March 1815, comet 13P/Olbers is considered a “Halley-type” comet.

You Comets from a kind of Haley They are short-term, that is, they have Orbital Between 20 and 200 years, as opposed to the long-term which can take thousands of years to complete an orbit.

The bright spot is studied by Astronomy scientists Often, it is thought that the comet’s orbit may be accompanied by a meteor shower. Mars.

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How to observe a comet?

According to the instructions of the Valongo Observatory, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), it will be possible to see it with binoculars early on Saturday evening (6), in the direction of constellation in lynx.

The most visible places for the comet in Brazil are in the northern and northeastern regions, in areas with no light pollution.

Delta Aquarid meteor shower

Another major astronomical event in July is the meteor shower that can be seen at the end of July. It will be visible across the country and can be seen with the naked eye.

The rain is caused by a piece of meteorite, whose identity has not yet been determined by scientists, and it was given this name because it originated somewhere near the constellation Aquarius, specifically one of its brightest stars, Delta Aquarius.

During the shower’s peak, about 20 to 25 meteors per hour can be observed. Maximum meteor activity is during the nights of July 30 and 31, starting at 9 p.m.

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