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On the nights of August 12 and 13, you will be the most exciting Perseid star

BUDAPEST, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (MTI) – The towering stars of the Perseids will be the most exciting on the nights of August 12 and 13, as part of the One Week Under the Stars series, amateur astronomers will wait in more than thirty locations, astronomers are interested and associations, the Svábhegy Observatory told MTI on Wednesday.

Falling stars from the Perseids appear in the night sky as the most observable meteor shower of the year. At least 20-30 meteors can be expected per hour – read the ad.

As they write, the peak of the Perseida meteor swarm takes a relatively long time, so it would be worth exploring the sky on the surrounding nights, August 11 and 13. The Perseids arrive from the direction of the northeastern sky at 10 a.m. dusk. However, flashes can appear as far as 40-50 degrees radians. The moon will rest relatively early this year, which increases the chances of a shooting star being successful.

Fallen stars are actually tiny, tiny meteors mostly the size of dust, usually scattered by comets and sometimes asteroids in their orbits around the sun. As the Earth rotates annually, it passes through these rare, unrestrained dust clouds, bumping into debris left by comets.

Shooting stars scattered in the sky can be seen at any time, however they are practically very rare. However, there is a much better chance of watching it as Earth passes through a newer dust cloud each year, which has been left by comets in the inner solar system in recent years or decades. Dozens of huge showers are known to be seen at this time, including the Quadrantids, Geminids, Leonids, or Perseids. Interestingly, it is named after the constellation identified by the direction of arrival of the falling stars, and the towering stars appear to radiate from a radian point on that constellation, the communicator recalls.

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Jupiter and Saturn, the most beautiful summer constellations and nebulae, can still be closely examined using the large telescopes in the summer programs of the Svábhegy Observatory.

More information about the Perseida meteorite swarm can be found on the blog Svábhegy Observatory – Country Summary.