If you are not an astronomer or space researcher, this month you will enjoy sky views. The reason is on 11 and 12 August, the world community is expected to witness the solar eclipse. Quoted from Sciencealert.com, Thursday (03/08/2017), in addition to seeing the solar eclipse, you will also see the most watched meteor showers of the year. Every year, Earth passes through clouds of dust and rock left behind by the Swift-Tuttle Comet.
The Swift-Tuttle Comet (formally designated 109P / Swift-Tuttle) is a periodic comet with a 133-year orbit (osculating) period. The Swift-Tuttle comet was last seen in Earth’s atmosphere in 1992 and is expected to pass again in 2125. When a comet dust trail strikes Earth’s atmosphere, spectacular light looks like a shooting star. The tail of the meteor is expected to lead to the northern hemisphere of Perseus, which is why the fall meteor show is named Perseid meteor.
Perseid itself is a constellation in the northern hemisphere, symbolizing an Ancient Greek hero who fought Medusa. This constellation is one of the constellations of the 48 constellations of Ptolemy and also one of the 88 modern constellations. Although not the only show in town, Perseid is usually considered the best. Most observers of the sky can see approximately 80 meteors per hour across the sky.
The phenomenon of last year, there are approximately 200 meteors per hour that illuminate the sky thanks to Jupiter who pulled the comet dust trail. No need to remove telescopes or binoculars, you simply lay in the vast park to enjoy the beautiful scenery. “Peak Perseid is estimated to occur approximately 1 pm EDT (22.00 WIB) on August 12 this year, which is in the middle of the day,” said NASA asteroid expert Bill Cooke.Circle dust Swift-Tuttle footprints are easy to appear in the sky at night with some meteors .
To find out if Earth’s inhabitants can see Perseid beautifully, it can be ascertained on August 7th. At that time there were several meteors that fell and could be seen using a simple telescope. The Moon Eclipse occurs when the Earth throws a colored shadow on the surface of the Moon, caused by the light bias through Earth’s atmosphere like the sun goes down. In America, there is a major phenomenon on August 21, the full solar eclipse that crosses the coast.