Index – Science – Dozens of shooting stars can appear in the sky for several days
“The Perseid meteor shower can be better observed this weekend: now you will be able to see up to twelve bright stars in the sky,” noted Laszlo Case, Director General of the Research Center for Astronomy and Earth Sciences. in information radio.
This phenomenon is not new, it can be seen every year in August. The astronomer revealed: The Perseid meteor shower covers only the dust particles of Comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle, which were scattered in the comet’s orbit. Earth passes through this part of the orbit every year.
A meteor shower – which will often appear on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights – appears at a particularly favorable time this year, when it is expected that the sky will be completely clear over the territory of our country.
Lots of activity can be expected if you step out under the sky around midnight. I recommend a rural sky without urban light pollution, because then we can actually see the falling dust smoldering in the Earth’s atmosphere
– explained László Kiss, who believes that Normafa and Harmashatar-Heiye could be suitable locations for the people of Budapest.
And he added: It is worth looking in any direction, while considering that these dust grains travel tens of kilometers per second compared to us.