This year is year of celestial events. With so much happening with the sun recently. The Space newsroom is bringing a news of a Meteor Shower hitting earth this August. Maybe its time to sit beneath the sky with all of those wishes you were working upon. The northern hemisphere which will be directly affected by it will see some major sky rocks on the mornings since July 23 to August 24. Best time will be August 11,12,13 mornings of which August 12 will be dustiest and expected to pour 150 to 200 meteors an hour.
Comet Swift-Tuttle whose tail is responsible for the shower passes every summer. This is why it is one of the most talk about comet. It comes in summers when the sky is clear and visibility extends higher. When these space rocks due to gravity, rocket towards earth in speed, it is rubbed up by the friction in air. Which lights up these little rockers up to hundreds of degrees burning up before reaching land.
This year the comet tail is falling directly so there will be an outburst in meteor shower.
How to see the meteor shower?
‘Start watching in the second week of August, when the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is rambling along steadily, reliably producing meteors each night. Then keep watching in the second week of August, when the Perseids are rising to a peak. The Perseid shower is known to rise gradually to a peak, then fall off rapidly afterwards. In early August (and even through the peak nights), you’ll see them combine with meteors from the Delta Aquarid shower.’ quoted agencies.
From early evening between nightfall and early morning. You will be able to see a long shower of colorful debris falling from the sky.
Sky-watchers from all around the world are going to sit and take some really beautiful pictures of the meteor showers. But more than any pictures do try to enjoy it without much camera. Celestial events are a reminder of our cosmic presence in the universe along with other amazing heavenly bodies.
Meteor shower is really something to watch out for if you are a space enthusiast and even if you are not. It is said to be one of the most beautiful celestial event in human history. So lock down the dates and put it in your calendars. You will not miss it!