SANTI, California – One of the things we have all learned in Santi over the past year is that we enjoy simple pleasures such as a starry night. It is even better when fireballs explode along the sky. The brightest stars from the usual Lyrid meteor shower starting this week.
From the quadrant meteor shower in 2021 onwards, it was no exception to look at the night sky. But that is changing this month, with the Lirids starting Friday and ending on April 16 from two weeks to Friday. , On April 30.
The Lyrids coincide with another meteor shower, the Eta Aquariids (sometimes spelled Aquarids), which sprinkles fast-moving meteorites before next month’s peak next month, առաջին the first of three consecutive full moons to rise on April 27.
Orbiting the satellite on the morning of Thursday, April 22 – this is about 03. 39 in Santi – number The top of the Lyrid meteorite This is a great way to start celebrating Earth Day. This is a good reason to wait for early morning sterilization. a 68% full moon will prevent watching in the evening or early night hours.
At its peak, lyrids reliably produce 10 to 15 meteors per hour. It is not much, but they are called “Old faithful to the meteor showers“By Space.com, as their peak usually takes a few hours.
And they are known for the number of flaming balls. Meteorites with stable traces of ionized gas, which glow for a few seconds after passing a shooting star.
Do not wait for the peak to start searching for meteorites in the sky. The shooting stars will start gathering on Monday’s Tuesday, April 19-20, Earthsky.org reports. And seeing a few on the morning of the 23rd is not out of the question.
Lyrids, one of the oldest known meteorite baths, are made from spilled particles Comet 1861 G1 Thatcher, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1861, “will not return until 2276”.
Like all meteor showers, if it’s not dark in your area, the best way to get the best view is to get out of the city away from the lights of the earth.
Take a chair in the living room to have a wide view of the sky, և do not forget to pack a blanket to keep warm during this celestial deviation. It is spring, but the night is still cold.
Space.com offers this helpful tip for finding the keys.
“The paths of these meteorites, if retracted, seem to deviate from one point in the sky, about 7 degrees south-west (bottom right) of a bright blue-white star. Vega: in a baby constellation Lira (hence the name “lyre”).
“Holding your fist to the length of T covers about 10 degrees in the sky. The iant ray point is actually located on the faint boundary of the Lira,, spreading constellation Hercules“Vega seems to be rising from the northeast at around 9pm local time, but at 4am, it rises almost a point above the sky.”
We will have more as the Eta Aquariids approach, but the one-month shower, which runs from April 27 to May 28, runs from May 4-6 at 10-20 meteors per hour. Eta Aquariid meteorites are fast և produce a large percentage of stable trains but few ball balls.
April 27 is also the first of three consecutive full moons. The full moon of April is known as the full pink moon, the moon of the sprouting grass, the moon of the rising moon, the moon of the egg or the moon of the fish.
As NASA explains, The full moon appears When the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth (perigee), it is full at the same time. Being close to Earth – remember our planet and moon are still 226,000 at the moment – makes the moon look a little brighter and bigger than usual.
By Patch Editor Beth Dalbe