May 31, 2023
Meteor showers will pass near the Earth on Tuesday (31) and will be visible in the country

Meteor showers will pass near the Earth on Tuesday (31) and will be visible in the country

Image copyright Pexels Image caption Meteorite viewing conditions will be favorable in the northern hemisphere

A rare phenomenon that astronomers have been waiting for should happen next week. That’s because the Tau-Herculids meteor shower must pass through planet Earth’s sky with thousands of stars falling per hour.

If the predictions are confirmed, the meteors will pass through the atmosphere at a low speed of 16 km / s, stay in the sky for a longer time and allow human observation. The storm should occur between Monday and Tuesday (31) and will have good visibility in the northern hemisphere, and in Brazil, areas to the north will have a chance to follow this phenomenon.

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Tau-Herculids consists of debris from comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3), and according to Bramon, Earth has been traversing the dust trail of this debris since 1930, always between late May and early June.

NASA now thinks that small, crucial details will provide the promised show: It all depends on how quickly comet particles exit the central core. If this happened at a speed of more than 354 km / h, the storm would not reach the atmosphere and meteors would not be seen on Earth. Otherwise, the moderators will thank you.

According to Bramon’s forecast, first contact with the signaling debris trails will begin in the sky around 0:10 a.m. Tuesday (31), reaching the second track at 2:10 a.m.

On June 25, also at nightfall, a new path can be seen, however, with less intensity and brightness.