The climax of the Perseid swarm approaches – bright meteors that sparkle in the night sky every August. This year, their peak activity will be on a moonlit night, which can make it hard to admire them. However, there will be a few other opportunities to keep an eye on it.
Of all the meteor showers, the Perseids have the most fame and popularity. Comet debris burning in the atmosphere is best seen in August in the Northern Hemisphere. Meteor showers await us this year as well, but it will likely be more difficult to observe than usual.
Perseids 2022. What is the maximum?
This year, the expected peak of the Perseids falls on the night of August 12-13. Unfortunately, it will almost exactly coincide with the August full moon, which will occur on August 12 at 3.36. The bright light reflected from our satellite will illuminate the sky, making the meteor shower difficult to see.
But that doesn’t mean we won’t see the Perseids this year. They can be observed in the sky from July 14, although not in amazing numbers. We will be able to enjoy it until August 24th. Experts recommend making observations now, when the moon is not yet full.
Perseids 2022. How to watch
NASA It indicates that the strongest meteor showers will be most visible in the northern hemisphere just before dawn. However, this does not exclude the possibility of enjoying stunning views after 10 pm.If we can, then it is worth watching the sky all night, looking for meteors that radiate from the direction of the constellation Perseus – near this constellation is located radiation swarm.
Perseids are the remnants of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which appears near the Sun once every 133 years. Each visit causes the comet’s ice core to partially melt, releasing a large number of small rocky debris. When the Earth passes through a cloud of cosmic dust, it burns up in the atmosphere, accompanied by a distinct kind.
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