The yearly meteor shower will fill the night sky with radiant streaks this weekend, as the Earth takes a trip through particles shed by comet Swift-Tuttle
From stimulating the interest of astronomers to sustaining the musings of poets, meteor showers have actually left a path of motivation in their wake considering that humankind very first peered up into the sky. When more, #SIGA
Now motivation is set to strike. This weekend the night sky will be filled with radiant streaks as the yearly Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak, with the very best views in the northern hemisphere.
People have actually searched for and saw these showers and questioned exactly what they suggested for countless years, stated Chris Lintott, teacher of astrophysics at the University of Oxford and co-presenter of The Sky during the night.
The Perseid shower takes its name from the point in the sky from which the meteors appear to hail: the constellation of Perseus. Called after the legendary Greek hero who beat the hag Medusa by cutting off her snake-covered head, the constellation can be seen in the northern sky.
Mas, as Lintott explains, you do not have to be au fait with star charts to delight in the program. [isto] does not suggest you ought to look to Perseus, afirmou. You see more of the meteors when you are side on, assim [appearance] east or west, and youll see them spotting past you.