Posted 05.05.2022 18:36
Eta Aquárids meteor shower reaches its apex this dawn this Friday (6/5) – (Credit: Reproduction / Instagram @meteorosmontecastelosc)
By dawn next Friday (6/5), the sky over Brazil will receive the first meteor shower of 2022. The so-called “Eta Aquarids” can be seen by 2 p.m.
In order to maintain good conditions, it is necessary to stay in an area with clear and dark sky, so that clouds or city lighting prevent glare.
In addition, it is necessary to observe in the distance of the moon, so that the brightness of the moon does not affect the visibility of the event.
The sighting was directly related to Halley’s Comet, since it made its way closer to the sun, it dropped explosives. Seen from Earth are the “remains” of the comet, which enter the Earth’s atmosphere at high speed.
The event can also be seen in October, if it is not visible at dawn. The October event, however, had a different name and was called Orionidas.
It is worth noting that the event was seen at the beginning of the week, when it has not yet reached the end.
Check out photos from the Monte Castelo Meteor Monitoring Station early Thursday: