ASTRONOMY: Peak of fallen stars, up to 100 meteors in one hour. We tell you where to see them (video)
I just passed San Lorenzo Night (August 10), the extraordinary astronomical event that makes us immerse ourselves in a unique scenario that is characterized by it swarm of meteors Ranging from yellow to red, from blue to green. A painting painted in nature that gives emotions and suggestions that have always been associated with rituals and dreams. It’s possible that someone had seen a few rising stars, maybe dozens, but if they could see hundreds of them, wouldn’t it be nicer?
Well, even if the night of August 10 is the most famous for observing the stars, it is not the most fruitful to see so many of them fall. In fact, over the years the night Where it will be possible to observe the top From the Perseid squadron has moved over time to become one Between the 12th and the 13th of August. Tonight they can even see them 100 meteors in one hour.
Between July 25 and August 16 there will be traffic Meteor showers of Perseids. This occurs when the Earth, in the course of its revolution, passes through clouds of debris and dust left by comets along its orbit around the Sun (in this case the comet). Swift Tuttle).
Why are they called Perseids?
The reason was immediately stated. The falling stars appear to come from the constellation Perseus which lies below the equally famous constellation Andromeda (typical W-shaped stars, or inverted M). Even if the meteors could be observed all over the sky, it would be in parts of Perseus that they would be able to see more (the northern horizon).
But what are the conditions to see them at their best?
To observe the falling stars, you do not need special equipment and it is not necessary to know how to identify the constellations, but it is important to take some basic precautions.
Here are some of them:
Find a dark place. It is necessary to find dark sky conditions with a wide view to be able to expand the possibilities of observing shooting stars and enjoying the show.
Give yourself some time. It would seem pretty straightforward to say, but we shouldn’t be in a hurry. Have a lot of patience and wait for the eyes to adjust to the darkness, this will allow you to see more stars and meteors.
Prefer the beach or meadow. This way you will have a perfect view of the entire night sky. Of course, we are talking about secluded beaches, far from coastal resorts, and often lit up in the evening.
how it’s going to be weather conditions In Italy? Here are the updated forecasts.
According to the latest updates, the weather in the coming days until the end of the week will be pleasant, even warm and pleasant in the evening. The sky will be clear and full of stars for sure.
After the night of San Lorenzo comes the peak of falling stars
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