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One of the strongest meteor showers is expected to occur, with the number of meteors reaching sixty per hour

One of the strongest meteor showers is expected to occur, with the number of meteors reaching sixty per hour

It's a good idea to stay awake at dawn on Sunday to see one of the most powerful meteor showers of the year, according to reports Hungarian Nemzet.

One of the most beautiful meteor showers of the year, the Aeta Aquarids (also called the May Aquarids), will be visible at dawn on Sunday. after Statements According to the Svábhegy Observatory, this year's meteor swarm will release a young falling star that will probably not be observed again until 2046. The name “Aquariids” comes from the Latin name for the constellation Aquarius.

The meteors that can be observed during the fall of Eta Accordia are known for their speed: they reach very high speeds of about 66 kilometers per second and suddenly slow down as they enter the Earth's atmosphere. This year, the swarm will reach its maximum at dawn on Sunday.

“Instead of an average of 25 meteors per hour, we can now see up to 60 meteors per hour.”

The statement says.

Svábhegyi Observatory in Budapest, photo: Facebook/Svábhegyi Csillagvizsgáló

According to the information, it will be easier to see the meteors because our celestial companion will be in the phase surrounding the new moon, where the moon's crescent is less than six percent. Therefore, heavy rain is expected after 3:30, between 3 and 4 am.

It's worth looking east across the sky and enjoying the May Aquarids in a dark, rural location with a good horizon.

The observatory said.

Even if it's not clear at dawn on Sunday, there's no reason to be discouraged since the maximum of Aeta Aquarid has been extended, so we'll see one in the early hours of the morning a day or two before and after seeing a violent meteor shower.

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The meteor shower is one of the fourth most powerful meteor showers of the year, reaching its peak in early May. The main target of the meteor swarm is Halley's Comet. According to the statement, Halley's Comet orbits the Sun on average every 76 years. Its oldest historical records date back to 467 BC. The last time it approached our planet was in 1986, and the next time it will return in 2061.

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