Meteor shower illuminating Australia’s night sky from part of Halley’s Comet

Australians will be treated on “incredible displays” as one of the best meteor showers of the year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, if the weather permits.

The· Aquarius Aquarium Meteor showers usually peak around May 5, and are formed by crushed rocks and ice fragments from Comet Halley, the iconic macroscopic comet that appears every 75-76 years.

The Eta Aquarid Shower meteor that people are currently seeing is believed to have separated from Halley’s Comet hundreds of years ago. However, unlike the distant relationships that are only seen twice in human life, Eta Aquariids usually arrive on Earth from April 19th to May 28th each year.

“These ice and rock masses sprint through space at incredible speeds and then burn out in the Earth’s atmosphere,” astronomers said. Blood Tucker Said from the Australian National University in Canberra.

“It creates an incredible display of striped bright light and is one of the best meteor showers you will see all year round.”

Meteor showers are found throughout Australia, and you can find 15 to 20 meteors per hour during the exhibition.

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Meteor showers are found on Earth every year, and the Perseids meteor showers mentioned above occur between July and August each year. The image above was taken on August 12, 2015 in the Black Rock Desert. (“Perseid Meteor Shower” by Trevor Bexon / Flickr[CCBY20(eptms/2haHp2Y))[CCBY20(eptms/2haHp2Y))[CCBY20(eptms/2haHp2Y))[CCBY20(eptms/2haHp2Y))

“And you don’t need a telescope. Look up and immerse your eyes in the display,” said Dr. Tucker. Dr. Tucker suggests that Stargazer look east, preferably from 2:30 am to 3:00 am, and pay attention to the two brightest objects in the sky, Saturn and Jupiter.

“There is a thin crescent in the sky, but it’s not that bright, which means the sky should be pretty clean and dark,” he said. “If you look far from the moon, you can see darker meteors.”

The expected dark sky can provide good visibility, but the weather can prevent you from enjoying the view of the meteor shower.

Sydney expects a shower by this Friday, with partial cloudiness in Melbourne before the weekend, rain and cloudiness in Perth, and partial cloudiness in Adelaide.

The next astronomical event expected this month is Super Blood Moon On May 26, a red moon will appear in the total lunar eclipse.

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The “Blood Moon” is seen during the total lunar eclipse. This month’s event was filmed on July 27, 2018 in Raisting, a village in southern Bavaria near Munich, Germany. (REUTERS / Michael Dalder)