NASA insisted that even though the sky was clear and dark, the dazzling view was not guaranteed. It has nowhere to go.
Officially known as 73P / Schwassmann-Wachmann or SW3, the comet was discovered in 1930 by German observers Arnold Schwarzmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann. It was not rediscovered until the late 1970s, and the comet disintegrated into several pieces in the 1990s, NASA said.
By the time SW3 crossed the Earth again in 2006, it was nearly 70 pieces and has been further fragmented since then, the report said.
NASA says the Spitzer Space Telescope observations, released in 2009, show that some of the pieces are moving as fast as the pieces visible to astronauts.
About 30 meteor showers occur each year as they cross the Earth’s path with debris left by a comet or asteroid, which is visible to the naked eye.
‘All or nothing event’
Debris from SW3 hits the Earth’s atmosphere more slowly than other meteor showers, and it’s faster than the amount of precipitation.
Robert Lunsford, secretary-general of the International Meteorological Organization, said the meteor shower was named “Dove Hercules” but was mistaken for a galaxy in the night sky. He said they would emerge from the galaxy Boots, northwest of the brilliant orange star Arcturus (Alpha Booties).
“You do not have to look straight ahead as meteors can appear in any part of the sky. Because one of these heights looks straight ahead when looking at the most dense part of the sky, they are more likely to actually appear at lower altitudes in the sky. Atmosphere. Upwards. “
More meteor showers
Dove Hercules If the rain turns bitter, do not be afraid, there are many chances of meteor showers this year.
Delta fisheries are best seen from the southern tropics, and the moon peaks 74% between July 28 and 29.
Interestingly, that same night another meteor shower peaked – alpha capricornits. Although it rains very lightly it is known to produce some bright fireballs during its peak. Everyone knows that it is located on every side of the equator.
The Perseid meteor shower, the most popular of the year, peaks in the Northern Hemisphere between August 11 and 12, when the Moon is only 13% full.
- October 8: Dragonites
- October 21: Orionites
- November 4-5: Southern Darits
- November 11 to 12: Northern Darits
- November 17: Leonids
- December 13 to 14: Gemini
- Dec. 22: Orchids
Ashley Strickland contributed to this report.
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