Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Meteor shower dazzles thousands in Israel's desert dark spots

The spectacular Perseids meteor shower The spectacular Perseids meteor shower or'shooting stars
Eleanor Moreno | 15 August, 2018, 19:05

Expect to see 65-70 meteors per hour, especially overnight. The green color was created, at least in part, by the meteor's gas glowing as it vaporized. "It is a really cool thing to think about as you watch these meteors falling from the sky", says Quanzhi Ye, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology, US.

The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. If you'd like a little more clarity on a direction to look, download any "star chart" app and locate Perseus; they'll be radiating outward from there.

The Perseids are dust and debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, AccuWeather explains. As Earth makes its yearly journey around the sun, it moves through these clouds of comet debris, introducing many meteors at once into the atmosphere, resulting in what we know as a meteor shower.

The Perseids were called the "Tears of St. Lawrence" in medieval Europe because they occur around the anniversary of the death of Laurentius, a Christian deacon who was martyred by Valerian, a Roman emperor, in the year 258 A.D.


Asteroid: Asteroids are space rocks that orbit the sun. Light pollution at the site is minimal, affording good views of the night sky.

The next meteor shower that has the name Dracona, can be seen from 8 to 10 October.

What is a meteor shower?

But the number of meteors, about one, or fewer per minute failed to dazzle in the Ramon Crater's night sky.

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