Monday, February 26, 2024

Astronomers are on a date with an event happening for the first time


Al-Madinah News: This week, astronomers have a wonderful opportunity to see the first meteor shower appear on Earth.

The new meteor shower began last week, with astronomers expecting its main peak to occur in the next few days.

The new meteor showers are called orbits, which now occur in the southern hemisphere of the Earth, so radars in New Zealand, Argentina and Chile are the best places to detect these faint and unusual ‘falling stars’.

Meteor showers usually occur annually because the night sky glows simultaneously through debris left by the Earth’s comet or asteroid. However, the debris field from Comet 15b / Finlay has not yet interfered with Earth in its orbit around the Sun.

Part of this is due to the small amount of debris, and how the solar wind from the sun bothers where this path is located in the solar system.

At first some called the meteor shower “Finley-Aits”. New confirmed observations show that meteorites are erupting from the southern galaxy Aura, resulting in the new name Aritz.

As astronomer Diego Jones and his colleagues predicted earlier this year, meteor showers appeared in late September and peaked on Thursday (October 7).

A series of explosions were detected on September 28 and 29 by the cameras of the Alsky Meteorological Surveillance Networks (CAMS) in New Zealand and Chile.

The Southern Argentine Meteorological Orbit Radar System (SAAMER-OS) in Deira del Fuego detected rain on September 29 and announced that it had lasted about three hours.

The report added: “More meteor showers are expected from this comet in the coming weeks.”

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The report indicated that the second eruption of debris from the comet in 2008 would occur on October 7, 2021 at 00:35 UTC (8:35 EDT), followed by a third eruption of the comet. Dismissed October 3, 2021, 2014 at 03:55 UTC (11:55 pm EDT).

Although this new meteor shower is only visible in the Southern Hemisphere, celestial observers in the Northern Hemisphere will have the opportunity to detect “falling stars” from various meteor showers this week. The annual Dragonite meteor shower Aritz is at its peak at the same time, with more radio expected in the morning sky on October 8th.

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