June 29, 2022

Understand the meteor showers that will be visible on Friday morning

Published 05/05/2022 18:36

The Eta Aquárids meteor shower reaches its climax during dawn on Friday (6/5) – (Credit: Reproduction/Instagrammeteorosmontecastelosc)

At the height of dawn next Friday (6/5), the skies of Brazil will receive the first major meteor shower in 2022. The so-called “eta aquarides” can be seen from 2 am.

To be able to observe the event well, it is necessary to be in a place with very clear and dark skies, with clouds or city lights blocking vision.

In addition, it is necessary to observe in a place far from the moon, so that the brightness of the moon does not affect the visibility of the event.

The observed phenomenon is directly related to Halley’s Comet, because when it makes a path closer to the Sun, it releases fragments. From Earth, these “remnants” of a comet are observed entering the Earth’s atmosphere at high speed.

The event can also be observed in October, if it is not visible at dawn. However, the event in October has a different name and is known as Orionidas.

It is worth remembering that the event was captured At the beginning of the week, when he had not yet reached its climax.

See the images recorded by the Monte Castillo meteor observing station in the early hours of Thursday:


  • The meteor shower “Eta Aquárids” reaches its peak at dawn on Friday (6/5)

    Reproduction / Instagrammeteorosmontecastelosc


  • The meteor shower “Eta Aquárids” reaches its peak at dawn on Friday (6/5)

    Reproduction / Instagrammeteorosmontecastelosc


  • The meteor shower “Eta Aquárids” reaches its peak at dawn on Friday (6/5)

    Reproduction / Instagrammeteorosmontecastelosc


  • The meteor shower “Eta Aquárids” reaches its peak at dawn on Friday (6/5)

    Reproduction / Instagrammeteorosmontecastelosc


  • The meteor shower “Eta Aquárids” reaches its peak at dawn on Friday (6/5)

    Reproduction / Instagrammeteorosmontecastelosc