This Weekend Alpha-Capricornids and Delta-Aquariids Meteor Showers Decorate Indonesia’s Sky

At the end of July 2022 or this weekend two meteor Rain will decorate the sky Indonesia. Predictably, it can be seen directly with the naked eye.

The two meteor showers in question are Alpha-Capricornids and Delta-Aquariids. This was reported by the official statement from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) on, Monday (25/7/2022),

Meteors will look like shooting stars or moving stars, when viewed directly with the eye.

So, when is the best time to watch a meteor shower? Will this meteor shower be dangerous and have an impact on human life? Check out the information below.

“This Alpha-Capricornids meteor shower can be observed on July 30-31 2022 starting at 20.00 WIB on the eastern horizon. But the best time is after midnight in the southern sky,” said Thomas.

Meanwhile, the Delta Aquariids meteor shower can be seen on July 29-30 starting at 23.00 WIB on the eastern horizon.

It is predicted that the peak of this meteor shower will be around 02.00 WIB in the southern sky.

“This meteor shower displays dozens of meteors per hour. Comet 96P/Machholz dust is thought to be the source of this meteor shower,” he explained.

According to him, the meteor shower in the southern sky will be the main attraction for sky observers in Indonesia.

Choose an observation location that is minimally disturbed by light and the field of view to the southern sky is not disturbed by trees or buildings.

“Meteor showers are completely harmless. The comet’s remaining dust burns up at an altitude above 80 km,” added Thomas.

Editor : Bobby

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