NEW JERSEY – Look at the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, which culminates Tuesday and Wednesday over New Jersey, as a dress rehearsal for what’s to come when you’re looking at the sky in search of what’s still common this summer, something that hasn’t happened before. caused by coronavirus.
Delta aquariums and all the meteor rains are best seen in the dark sky, away from the crowds of light-polluting people, so it’s easy to reach social distance to scan the sky for stars.
The National Weather Service calls for mostly cloudy skies in New Jersey on Tuesday night and early Wednesday, when the long, raging Delta Aquarid meteor shower at its peak and reliably offer about 20 meteors per hour.
Up to 10 percent of Delta’s watercolors, though not as fertile as Perseid meteorites – are flying now, and in mid-August, the biggest 10 percent leave permanent trains. That is, glowing ionized gas paths can last a second or two after a meteode has passed.
The best time to see them is after midnight, as is the case with most meteor rains. However, the waxy crescent moon that appears in the sky early in the evening descends immediately after midnight, and before dawn it offers to look at the moon.
Delta Aquariums continue to fly in mid-August and intersect with a Perseid meteor shower. Perseidi, already preparing and continuing on August 24, During the hour early morning rush hour from August 11-13 this year. Reliably produces about 60 shooting stars.
Don’t wait until you try to find the offended. Wider, August. The onset, fluffy moon will be problematic, and the moon in the second quarter at the apex of Perseid will wash away the weakest. But Perseids are so bright and plentiful that there should still be winners.
So, is the shooting star Delta Aquarid or Perseid? The alternative answer is that the falling star is a nice thing to see, but if you really want to distinguish the Delta Aquarid from the Perseid meteors, the short answer is that the former seems to fly from the south and Perseid from the north-northeast. Earthsky.org adds:
“Here’s a useful notion of a point of radiation. If you trace all the Delta Aquariid meteors back, they seem to be radiating from a certain point in front of the constellation Aquarius – the aquifer that, when viewed from the northern hemisphere, is., Arches through the southern sky. almost coincides with the star Skat (Delta Aquarii) .The meteor shower is named in honor of this star.
“Meanwhile, the Persians radiate from the Constellation of the Ass in the northeast to the northern elevation from midnight to dawn. So – assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere – if you look at the Persians and see meteors coming from the northeast or north they are persists. If you see them coming from the south, they are delta aquariums. Especially in rich meteor years, if you have dark skies, you can even see them at crossroads! It can be amazing.