On the night of May 30 and in the early morning of May 31, 2022, a The Tau Hercules meteor shower in the night sky. The best astrological forecasts indicated the frequent appearance of meteors, due to the fact that the Earth will pass through the remains of meteorites. comet sw3which was dismantled in 1995.
If the cometary remnants were separated quickly enough, the intense meteor would be a reality and could even becomemeteor stormThis phenomenon can be observed throughout America, the western part of Europe and Africa.
However, the event was not as grandiose as astronomers had hoped and was a meteor of medium density. Because of the speed at which they traveled, the meteorites Doesn’t it look so bright Enough to capture it with the camera, although some were seen under dark skies.
Rain of stars, Tau Herculidas 2022: Relive the YouTube live
YouTube channel Virtual Telescope ProjectLed by astrophysicist Gianluca Massi, the Tau Hercules meteor shower broadcast. Night sky photos passed from Arizona and Brazil.
The broadcast began at 4:45 a.m. (UTC) on May 31. In Peru local time, the appointment began at 11:45 pm on May 30.
Star Rain: That’s how she used to live
He lives: Hercules Tau meteor shower
Star Rain: How to See from Mexico, the United States, Colombia, Chile and Argentina
Countries in the Northern Hemisphere, such as Mexico and the United States, will have the best view, since the radioactive part (the sector of the sky from which the meteors appear) will be high, heading north.
In more equatorial latitudes, as in the case of Colombia and Peru, the radiation will be 30 degrees above the north, so there is also a chance of seeing.
In far southern countries, such as Argentina and Chile, the radiation will be 10 degrees above the north, which will not allow to observe many meteors.
What time to see the meteor shower from Mexico, the United States, Colombia, Chile and Argentina
The final Tau Herculid meteor shower is expected at 4:00 AM (UTC). These are the times to be vigilant in every country. If it occurs, this phenomenon will last between one and two hours.
- Mexico: 11.00 pm
- United State: 12.00 am
- Colombia: 11.00 pm
- Chili pepper: 12.00 am
- Argentina: 1:00 am.
Meteor showers: how and when to see meteor showers from Spain
In Spain, the Tau Herculidas occurred just before dawn, so the brightness of the sun can make it difficult to see meteors. However, it is possible that the phenomenon began earlier, which means an opportunity for residents of the European country.
- Estimated time of meteor showers in Spain: 06:00.
Finally, we can’t help but remind readers that there is a possibility that the remnants of Comet SW3 have not reached sufficient velocity and therefore the falling stars are not observed.
Meteor shower or star shower?
These terms are often confused, but There are big differences.
A barrage of stars or meteors occurs when remnants of comets or asteroids enter the atmosphere; However, they evaporate as they enter. This is how meteorites, also called a meteor, are produced.
On the other hand, for a meteor shower to occur, the fragments entering the atmosphere must be large enough to impact the Earth’s surface. Such an event would be potentially catastrophic.
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