Friday, August 1, 2014

Meteors rain in america: 100-150 meteors per hour

But, says the astronomer, "we do not know if it will be a great show because the comet does not produce much debris and currently there is no way of knowing what it produced there are two or three hundred years. " "If this comet was then dropped many fragments, could be entitled to a very good show, with two hundred meteors an hour. If, however, there is little material, it does so almost nothing will happen" the scientist said, adding that the best observation time will be 6:00 to 8:00 Saturday, May 24th, between two and four o'clock in the morning on the East Coast of the United States .

100-150 meteors per hour

In the most favorable scenario, this meteor shower could be as dramatic as that of the beginning of August each year, during the passage of the Perseids, where between 100 àet150 meteors are observable in an hour. The Perseids come from the passage of the comet Swift-Tuttle near the Sun. The meteor shower on the night of Friday to Saturday overtake the Earth from behind and at an angle, so that the entry speed in the atmosphere will be less than for most meteor annual rainfall, covered by other astronomers.

This meteor shower is called "the Camélopardalides" May the Latin name of the constellation Camelopardalis, "Camelopardalis", where is his radiant, that is to say, the point in the sky where meteors seem to emerge due to a perspective effect. This constellation is near the north celestial pole, between Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper. The comet 209P / LINEAR is relatively bright and small, with a diameter of probably about 600 meters, while many of these celestial bodies are tens of kilometers in diameter. The comet will approach closer to 29 May, 8.3 million kilometers from Earth.