This week, it will be possible to witness a new barrage of falling stars. Here’s everything you need to know about this astronomical event.
Meteor showers are undoubtedly one of the astronomical events Most expected. It has the peculiarity of being easily observable, and requiring no specific equipment. To fully appreciate this type of phenomenon, it is still necessary to know where to look. We separate everything for you.
Comet C / 1983 H1 IRAS-Araki-Alcock
After a few days A shower of meteors from Eta AquaridsIn detail in a previous article, it was the turn of the meteor shower Eta lyrides to light up the sky. As you’ve been told, this type of phenomenon is associated with the friction of meteorites in the upper atmosphere: this is the act of dotting the sky with tiny white luminous dots.
The Eta Lyrid meteor shower is associated with comet C/1983 H1 IRAS-Araki-Alcock. Despite its barbarian name, it will be the origin of a beautiful, though not very intense, barrage of shooting stars, active from May 3 to 13, and Which will reach its climax on May 8.
Low-intensity meteor shower
If the Eta Aquarids’ meteor showers shone with the number of visible meteors, this would be even more timid. Actually, Expect “only” 3 meteors per hour during this peak. To correctly observe this rain of falling stars, it will be necessary to look in the direction of the constellation Lyra, that is, to the northeast.
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