Kamis, 01 April 2010

Night Watch Meteor Showers

If not cloudy skies this evening will be decorated with light coming from the Orionid meteor shower. Performing such nature will be evident before the sun rises.

The annual Orionid meteor shower is created when the Earth crossed the path of Halley's Comet. At that point there are bits of incandescent comet material and looks like a light rain when it entered Earth's atmosphere. Most of the remaining material the size of a pea, though most of the grains of sand.

"Grains of comet dust collide with the atmosphere that will provide dozens of meteor showers every hour," said Bill Coke from meteoroids NASA research centers, Tuesday (20/10).

However, people living in cities will see very little light because the meteors "falling stars" was beaten by city lights. The best location to see the meteor shower is in an area that is not polluted with the sunny light.

The best time to watch between 01:00 o'clock in the morning until the wee hours. That's when the Earth was exactly where we stand on the path of material in orbit so that the sky would be "captured" our atmosphere. However, some meteors may be visible before midnight.

Orionid meteor shower that becomes the foreground of the Orion star cluster, including decorating the most beautiful night sky. "Since 2006, Orionid a stunning spectacle with 60 or more meteors per hour," says Cooke. (kompas.com)

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