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Meteor showers: Find out how to watch on Friday (29/7)

Meteor showers: Find out how to watch on Friday (29/7)

The meteor shower will end on August 21, and until then, it will be most visible in the southern hemisphere (Photo: OIM / clone)

meteor shower Delta AquaridsWhich began on July 21 and runs through August 10, will peak Friday night (7/29), according to NASA.

Discovered by Donald Macholz in 1986, the storm can be seen from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. If the sky is clear, and if it is observed from rural areas away from intense urban lighting, the view is even better.

The debris trail passes for the first time on Earth. Under ideal conditions – clear skies and little artificial light – about 20 meteors could be seen per hour. The end of the meteor showers will be on August 21st, and until then, they will be most visible in the Southern Hemisphere.

According to information from the International Meteorites Organization (IOM), the moon can disrupt the landscape. However, on Friday, the 29th, the moon will pass from the new phase to the crescent phase, that is, it will not be very visible from Earth yet.

NASA offers more recommendations for attending the event:

  • Patience, the eyes need to get used to the darkness to clearly see the meteors. In about 30 minutes, they adapted.

  • The reference point of view is the constellation Aquarius, which is where the meteors seem to come from.

meteor shower

Meteor showers occur when the Earth is intercepted by a group of fragmented debris, that is, a comet into several pieces.

The so-called peak observation is exactly the moment when the Earth passes through the densest part of the debris, with the greatest amount of pieces.

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According to NASA, about 40 tons of meteors fall to Earth every day, but most of them are trapped in the atmosphere.

Meteorites that pass through the influence of the atmosphere are called meteorites, and every time this amount of meteorites increases, what we call meteor showers occurs.

* Training under the supervision of sub-editor Eduardo Oliveira