Meteor Watch Day 2021 is on Wednesday, June 30, 2021: best time for meteor shower?
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Today is Meteor Watch Day! A meteor or “shooting star” may be the visible streak of sunshine from the heated and glowing meteoroid falling with the Earth’s atmosphere it's also call a “shooting star”.Legend has it when you wanted upon a shooting star the wish will come true. It's thought to possess came from in A holiday in greece, when a Greek astronomer Ptolemy, around AD 127-151, wrote the Gods from time to time, from curiosity, peer lower in the Earth from between your spheres. If this happened stars sometimes slip with the gap, becoming visible as shooting stars. It had been though that since the Gods were already searching at us, they'd become more receptive to the wishes we made!Are you aware that these shooting stars are really really small? How big the meteoroid can differ how big a fists to how big a pebble. 1000's of meteoroids go into the Earth’s atmosphere every day, but very couple of of these really achieve the top however when they are doing, they're known as “meteorites.”To celebrate Meteor Watch Day, expect obvious skies and spend a while star-looking. Or why don't you discover once the next meteor shower will occur. Remember if you notice a shooting start create a wish, the Gods may answer it.
This one is called the Perseid Meteor Shower. That means that most of the meteors will seem to appear from the region of space that has the constellation Perseus towards the North Eastern sky. It can be seen from nearly everywhere on the northern hemisphere of the planet Earth. Naked eye viewing is best with no extra equipment needed. Meteors move so fast that it is difficult to follow their paths with telescopes, binoculars, or cameras.
This is great freeware that you can download. Tell it where you are and it will tell you what you see. Ask it where something is and it will show you. This FREE program will show you exactly where to look in the sky to find the constellation, Perseus, in the North Eastern sky. This program will answer questions like this for you for many years to come.
There are hundreds of meteors that streak through the atmosphere of the earth each and every day and night. There are times when the earth passes through what was the path of a comet and our atmosphere will pick up a lot of tiny specks of dust left behind from that comet. When that happens, it is called a meteor shower.
There are many meteor showers every year. ★ Meteor showers can occur several days prior, and several days after, their projected peak time. ★ Think about the rotation of the earth. As the Earth spins, it moves into the path of the dust in space so you want to look mostly towards the east and near the constellation that the shower is named for.
The darker the sky in your viewing location, then the more you can see of even the fainter meteors. If you are in a light polluted area, you will only be able to see the biggest and most bright meteors. They are best to watch if you have a friend with you.
Great Article on Meteor Showers:
This is the 2010 calendar of meteor showers from the International Meteor Organization.
They put the 2010 calendar on a pdf file this year so you can save it to your computer.
Here is their link for that.
Their home page can tell you how to get the very most out of your meteor shower viewing experience.
I hope that I have helped you and that you enjoy the links that I provided. I wish you well.
If you watched the meteor shower the past couple days... how many meteors did you see?
My brother says he saw a meteor as bright as the moon too. It happened on Wednesday, just a few minutes before I went out. If I went out earlier I could have saw it. >....<
Besides that, I only went out on Wednesday and I saw 6 meteors that night. They were pretty bright, not nearly as bright as the moon though...
persoid meteor showers in Caribbean?
Well, ..., yes, if the constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus are above the horizon in your night sky. See the write up below for tips on how to observe the shower.
The Perseids are shaping up to be a good meteor shower this year. We actually began entering the debris cloud left by comet Swift-Tuttle. The material blown off the comet by the solar wind produces a debris field in space of dust grains the result in the meteor shower (as earth plunges into the debris cloud left by the come)t. As of August 3rd and there have already been reports of fire balls and heightened activity starting with the 3rd. So, we may be in for a real treat this year. In addition to the Perseids, on the 12th there will be a very apparent quadruple conjunction (just after sunset) of the crescent moon, Venus, Mars, and Saturn. Mercury and the star Regulus (in Leo) will be very close to the horizon so you may be able to pick them out as well. If you can see all 6 objects in conjunction that would be great. A conjunction like that just doesn’t happen very often. It should be a beautiful sight to behold. Look west just after sunset (See www.spaceweather.com) and you should be able to see them easily with the naked eye.
From all reports the Perseids are in good position for the US for 2010. The debris cloud that we’ve entered this year appears to be fairly deep. As I said, there’s already be a lot of activity and we’re still 2 days away from peak. So that means the 11th, 12th, and 13th should all be good nights to observe the meteor shower but especially the 12th. Perseus is rising about 9PM on the 12th in the North East. You want to look at the region between Cassiopeia (Looks like a W or M, in the sky) and Perseus (directly below Cassiopeia looks sort of like an italic K). This is where the radiant (meteors appear to come from the radiant) will occur. As Perseus climbs higher in the night sky and the moon falls below the horizon you should begin to see some action with the peak occurring between 2:00AM and 4:30AM. Typically 50 meteors per hour are expected at peak, however, the Perseids have either been much less or a lot more. In 1993 the rate was off the charts at an estimated 200 – 500 per hour over Europe. So I’m hoping this year will be a good year for the US. Now if the weather will only hold!
As always, the best way to see the shower is to get a way from town to a place where you can view the shower without the annoyance of city lights. Get some adjustable lawn chairs that fold all the way back. Take some bug repellent with you so you won’t be eaten alive and a throw in case it gets cool late in the evening. Make it an enjoyable evening by having snacks on hand, plenty of coffee brewing, invite some friends to join you, and just lay back and enjoy the show.