After the first paragraph of the Dragonites, on Friday evening in the skies of France, the new exceptional rain of these shooting stars, from the Dragon galaxy, above the Big Tipper, must fall this Saturday evening in Europe and the Middle East, a rare event that has not happened again in forty years, According to the Paris Laboratory.
A bright moon
According to astronomers, 60 to 600 stars per hour – one to ten per minute – can be seen. Two peaks are expected this Saturday: 7:09 pm and 9:57 pm, according to the Astronomical Society. In France and other parts of Western Europe, the first peak is at risk of sinking in twilight.
On the other hand, despite the bright moon, except for the clouds, the second is exactly visible. Intense meteor showers are expected to last until 11 p.m. Stay away from city light pollution to fully enjoy the show.
whats going on ?
This Saturday, early in the morning, Earth will enter a cloud of debris ejected by Comet 21b / Zygopini-Jinner, discovered in 1900.
“Millions of dust will enter the atmosphere at 80,000 km / h and allow enthusiasts to count 600 meteorites per hour,” the Paris laboratory explains.
By rubbing in the air, these dusts heat up and then evaporate: this is the phenomenon of shooting stars, glowing arrows of fire, which can be seen with the naked eye.
The lesser known Dragonites on Fridays and Saturdays differ in intensity each year, less so than Perseid, which returns in August each year. Depending on whether the dust left by the Earth comet passes through a cloud or next to it, astronomer Franois Colas explains. Comet 21P / Zygopini-Zinner returns close to Earth and Sun every 6.6 years.
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