Hurricane 3200 Phaethon is responsible for this season’s showers, which is unusual because it is usually smoky, not hail, with storm debris that produces meters of rain. Scientists have debated the nature of what Phaethon is. A ship tracked close to Earth has been compared to a comet, hence the name “rock comet”.
Phaethon was discovered in October 1983 and is named after a Greek myth about the son of the sun god, Helios, because it is so close to our sun.
Phaethon orbits the Sun close to another planet and takes 1.4 years to complete its orbit. The storm heats up to about 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit as it approaches the sun, causing dust to ignite.
These particles cause meteor showers when they rise to a depth of 22 miles per second in the Earth’s atmosphere and form steam in the lines we call “shooting stars”.
For the best viewing opportunity, visit a place that is not lit by the city’s bright lights. If you are able to locate the area affected by mild pollution, meters can be seen every two minutes from 10 pm to morning.
According to AMS, meteors will be visible around the world, but they will be more visible in the northern golfer than in the golfer. People living under the Mediterranean will be most likely to see shooting stars in the middle of the night, and even then, they will be less visible than in the northern golfers.
Find an open area with wide views of the sky, and do not forget to tie. Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can see directly. And give your eyes about 20 to 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness – without looking at your phone – so it’s easier to see the meter.
Total solar eclipse
The people of South America will be treated for the final total solar eclipse of 2020 on Monday.
During a total solar eclipse, the moon will completely block the sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona, to form a beautiful ring of light.
The path to perfection for this eclipse will be visible to all who are from Slive Daily EJ, Svedra, Argentina, Chile. The eclipse should last only two minutes to allow the coming weather on this route.
In southern Chile and Argentina, people outside this route will see partial solar eclipses.
This story was originally updated from a story published in December 2019.