Here’s a look at these November meteor showers, the best time to see them and how active they will be.
North Torrid Meter Shower
when: The North Torrid Meter Shower Appeared in late October and will continue every night until December 10, according to American Meter Society. Its peak period will be from 12 noon on Wednesday, November 11 to Thursday, November 12 in the morning, when the moon is about 15% full.
How active: This meter shower typically produces only five to 10 shooting stars per hour, in the darkest places. But astronomers say the shower is important because it produces Shiny fireballs. Therefore, it is important to look at its properties rather than its quantity.
Fun facts: The Torrids took his name From the star Taurus
Leonid meter shower
when: Annual Leonid meter shower Appeared on November 6 and will continue until November 30. Its peak period will be overnight from Monday, November 16 to Tuesday, November 17, when the moon is only 5% full.
How active: This meter shower typically produces 15 meters per hour.
Fun facts: “The shower is called Leonidas because its luminous, or point in the sky where it appears to emerge separately, is in Lao Jish,” he says. Time and date dot.
Tips to see the meter rain
- If you want to see a shooting star, experts say you should find a dark place – as much as possible from street lights and bright city lights. Try going to a park or open field with a good view of the sky.
- You do not need any special equipment, such as binoculars or binoculars. Astronomers say you only need a set of your eyes, but you should give them 20 minutes to adjust to the darkness before looking for meters to shoot in the sky.
- If you have a blanket or a sitting lawn chair, you can sleep and look directly at the night sky. Experts say that it is better to look at the whole sky, not just the point of the weather shower.
- If the moon is giving a lot of light, either wait for the moon to sink down into the sky or look as far away from the moonlight as possible.
- Experts say that the best time to look for rain is usually between midnight and early morning. This is when the meter rain is at its peak, producing the highest number of shooting stars per hour.
Note: Some of the information in this report was originally published on October 18, 2020 on NJ.com.
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