About 30 meteors have been observed in the sky from mountain castleIn North Santa Catarina at dawn on Friday (22).
According to amateur astronomer and member of the Brazilian Meteoritic Observation Network (Pramón), Josemar Justino, At least nine portions of meteor showers are “Orionids”, caused by debris from Comet Halley.
The peak rainfall occurred between Wednesday (20) and Thursday (21). However, cloudy weather ended with unfavorable phenomena records.
“The most intense periods [para ver os meteoros] These are close to peak days. A few days ago and a few days later. At dawn today, the clouds opened a loophole and records could have been set,” Justino said.
Meteor showers are caused by debris from Comet Halley. The comet passes close to the planet every 76 years, leaving a trail of debris that can be seen twice a year, in May and October. Upon reaching the atmosphere, this debris burns up and causes meteors to fall.
The Monte Castillo observing station spotted meteors – Photo: Josemar Justino / clone
The comet last passed in 1986. Its next appearance on Earth is scheduled for 2061 and can be seen in the sky of Santa Catarina.
“It could probably be seen from here and it would be a great sight,” Justino says.
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