Meteor showers can be seen in the sky the Northeast During this Tuesday morning (31). phenomenon The Tau of Hercules They can be followed with the naked eye between 11 pm on Monday (30) and 3 am on Tuesday, peaking at 2 am.
The luminous lines that should appear in the sky are comet fragments 73P / Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3), discovered in 1930.
This may be the first time that Earth has passed through the region where there is a greater concentration of dust and cometary debris, generating meteors.
It is estimated that the phenomenon causes between 140 and 1,400 meteors per hour, according to the National Observatory.
Watch the meteor shower live:
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- Tuesday, 12:11 a.m.: Earth crosses the path of debris left behind by Comet 73P in 1892 and 1941. The number of meteors is expected to reach 50 meteors per hour.
- Tuesday 2:05 a.m.: Our planet hits the path left by the 73P rupture in 1995. Mathematical modeling based on the comet’s regular pattern suggests an average of 600 to 700 meteors per hour, but when considering the hash, that index can go up to 100,000 meteors .
Meteor showers in Fortaleza
The Brazilian Meteor Monitoring Network (Pramón) estimates the maximum rate of 17,859 meteorites per hour in the sky of Fortaleza, under ideal observing conditions. You will not need any kind of equipment for visualization and the dents should appear in different areas of the sky.
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