SANTY, California – Was the green fireball that recently cured at least 500 people in 13 states who looked at the sky just in time a “incredibly bright” taurine meteorite? And will the usually fertile Leonids throw such glasses when the shower peak reaches Santi this week?
The Leonid meteor shower, known for producing rapid, bright meteorites as the Earth queues for debris left by the 55P / Tempel-Tuttle comet, peaks on Wednesday և Thursday morning, just before dawn.
It depends on the weather, of course. The National Weather Service calls Spotted fog.
November is always a fun month to watch the sky, but especially this year. a blood moon eclipse It will be Thursday’s Friday during the full moon The longest lunar eclipse 21st century, according to NASA (more on that later).
The annual shower lasts until November 30, it has a cyclonic peak every 33 years It spits out hundreds of meteors per hour, something that last happened in 2001. In normal years, count to about 15 stars per hour.
Almost the full moon will make it difficult to see the meteorites, but if the Leonids produce fiery balls, even the brightest moonlight will not erase them. As always, the darker the sky, the better, և the best option is the time of your visit moonset Morning peaks, 4 to 5 on the east coast.
Much talked about The Taurid fireball was on November 10 about 500 people in 13 states on the East Coast. One of the readers of the patch commented that he was “delighted to see”. green fire ball In Hawthorne, New Jersey. “My husband too,” she wrote, “so I know I was not crazy. That was amazing. “
By the way, in: Tavrid meteor showers – It is plural, as they consist of two different branches, the southern and northern taurids, both of which are rich in fireballs – continue until December 10. Both streams peaked in the Northern Taurus on November 11-12, shortly after a green fireball was reported. November 10.
This week’s big event Lunar eclipse, which will be visible in all 50 states on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Technically it is a partial eclipse, but from our point of view it will appear on Earth as a total eclipse. At the peak of this event, which lasts 3 hours, 28 minutes և 32 seconds, our planet will prevent 98% of the light from reaching the surface of the Moon in a reddish hue.
Sunlight usually paints the surface of the moon gray-white. But when the eclipse reaches its peak at 4 am on the 19th, the moon will wash away with a reddish tinge.
a partial lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the partial shadow or semi-shadow of the Earth, միայն only part of it passes through the darkest shadow. A total or almost complete lunar eclipse is often called “bloody moon” Because of this.
Lunar eclipses occur only during the full moon. The natives followed the seasons with the full moon, ոյեմ November is known by different names: full moon, crescent moon, dark moon.
The impending full moon on December 19, or the long nights or the moon preceding Yul, may interfere with the peak of December 13-14. Gemini meteor shower, but this annual sky shows that it is a competitor Perseids produces bright stars that can compete with the moonlight in August, according to Earthsky.org.
Multicolored meteorites fly at speeds of 50 to 120 degrees per hour, which, like most meteor showers, occur from midnight to dawn. The shower is open from December 4-17.
The last meteor shower of 2021 Urside meteor shower, operates on December 17-26. The peak always occurs on December 21 winter solstice. Ursides are quite low, producing five or 10 meteorites per hour, but in rare cases can cause 100 or more meteorites to erupt per hour. The meteorites seem to come from the constellation Ursa Minor.