The Peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower August 13-14 2022, Can You See it in Indonesia? page all

KOMPAS.com – The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) informed that there would be a peak meteor Rain Perseid on August 13-14, 2022.

This is known from the official Instagram account upload @lapan_ri, Tuesday (9/8/2022).

When confirmed, BRIN Lapan researcher Andi Pangerang confirmed the existence of phenomenon of astronomy peak Perseid meteor shower on August 13-14, 2022.

“That’s right, I have reviewed 10 astronomical phenomena in 2022,” he said, when contacted Kompas.com, Wednesday (10/8/2022).

Read also: There are a lot of questions about the Stars in a row across the Sky of Mount Semeru, this is what BRIN says

Read also: Viral, Video of Shining Celestial Objects Passing in Malaysia, This is BRIN’s Explanation

Here’s more information:

photo" data-photolink="http://www.kompas.com/tren/image/2022/08/11/120500365/puncak-hujan-meteor-perseid-13-14-agustus-2022-bisa-disaksikan-di-indonesia?page=2" style="max-width: 100%;width:750px">SHUTTERSTOCK/Makarov Konstantin Illustration of a meteor shower.-

Andi explained, Perseid is a meteor shower whose radian point comes from the constellation Perseus.

Perseid comes from the dust residue of comet 109P/Swifts-Tuttle. Meteor speed on the Perseid can reach 212,400 km per hour.

Meanwhile, the maximum intensity of this meteor shower is 100 meteors per hour.

Furthermore, this meteor shower can be seen throughout Indonesia.

Perseid meteor shower can be seen throughout Indonesia at 11 pm in Sabang (or the latitude) and 1 night on Rote Island (or the latitude) up to 25 minutes before sunrise,” said Andi.

Read also: Viral, Foreign Objects Light Up in the Sky of Lampung, This is BRIN’s Explanation


With the maximum height of the radian point in Indonesia varying between 20.9 to 37.8 degrees, the intensity will decrease from 36 meteors per hour (Rote Island or latitude) to 61 meteors per hour (Sabang or latitude).

Andi said, when the Perseid radian points rise, there will be disturbances in the moon’s light that can interfere with observations.

However, the Perseid meteor shower can still be observed without optical aids, unless you want to capture it in the form of images or videos.

He also gave a number of tips for observing this meteor shower. Among other things, make sure the weather at the observation point is sunny, free from obstructions around the field of view, and free from light pollution.

“This is because cloud cover and the Bortle scale (the brightness of the night sky) are inversely proportional to the intensity of the meteor. The greater the cloud cover and the Bortle scale, the less the intensity of the meteor,” he said.

Read also: There are a lot of questions about the Stars in a row across the Sky of Mount Semeru, this is what BRIN says

photo-infographic" style="max-width:100%">
KOMPAS.com/Akbar Bhayu Tamtomo
Infographic: Meteorite Explosion in Tunguska

Get updates featured news and breaking news every day from Kompas.com. Let’s join the “Kompas.com News Update” Telegram group, how to click the link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, then join. You must first install the Telegram application on your cellphone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent News

Editor's Pick