Today and tomorrow we will see a meteor shower

Сегодня и завтра можно будет наблюдать метеоритный дождь

The phenomenon is best seen after sunset and before midnight.

The meteor shower will be visible in the sky for two consecutive nights, on 7 and 8 October. As reported by Sciencealert, this phenomenon is explained by the fact that right now the Earth passes through the tail of debris left by the comet Giacobini-Zinner (21P).

Best meteor shower will be visible in the Northern hemisphere, that is in Ukraine. And this is one of the few such phenomena, which do not need to wait until dawn, because it is best seen after sunset and before midnight.

October star rain is the so – called meteor shower Draconids. Every year from 6 to 10 October, the Earth passes through the dust debris left by comet Giacobini-Zinner. Usually meteors are not more than several dozen per hour, but there are exceptions.

The largest number of Draconids meteors, up to 10 thousand per hour, astronomers observed in 1933 and 1946. Less impressive starbursts, when the Earth was hit by hundreds of meteors were observed in 1952, 1985 and 1998.

Peak activity of a meteor shower associated with the approach of the parent comet to perihelion – nearest to the Sun point. Shine “melts” the comet, releasing dust and gas.

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