“We are just after the new moon, these are ideal conditions,” Salzburg astronomer Helmut Windhager said happily in an interview with SALZBURG24.
Up to 100 shining stars per hour
For the past two nights, I’ve had a private camera on observatory About 500 meteorites have been recorded in Nussdorf am Haunsberg (Flachgau). Next night, according to Windhager, the number of stars could reach 100 per hour.
Jupiter and Saturn can also be seen in Salzburg
The astronomer explains that the best view is when it is very dark and the horizon is clear. “If you look to the north or northeast, you can see the most. Perseids can be seen almost all over the sky.” In the state capital, we can notice another special feature this year: “If you look in the direction of Gaisberg, you will see two bright points. They are Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter can be seen very clearly, it is by far the brightest,” explains Windhager.
Persian baths are repeated annually
By the way, the Perseid showers take place every year between July 17 and August 24. The reason for this is Comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the Sun and loses matter, which then burns out. Once a year the Earth crosses the orbit of a decaying comet. Then we see the burning material as a meteor, as the expert explains. “When you see a meteor, you always have to make a wish. The best thing to do is to make a wish for someone else to come,” advises the astronomer with a smile.
“Total coffee aficionado. Travel buff. Music ninja. Bacon nerd. Beeraholic.”