The brand new meteor shower "Tau Hercules" can watch the night sky on Monday and Tuesday, May 30 and 31 (June 8 and 9) or it may not Nothing new happens. But in any case, you can watch it live online.
This event, called the "tau Herculid" meteor shower, has the potential to be a kind of "meteor storm" with 1,000 The meteor rises at midnight on Monday, as the Earth passes through the combs of Schwassmann-Wachmann (73P/73P). Scientists do not yet know How the Earth passes through these comet debris, which is why some have called it an "all-or-nothing" event.
Watch the astrophysicist Gianluca Masi supervise. The free internet broadcast will start at 00:00 in the Eastern Time Zone (8:30 am tomorrow, Tehran time) and will show camera views of all the telescopes of this project in Arizona and Brazil.
Different views of the SW 3 sequel
Credit: Gianluca Masi/Bellatrix Observatory/Virtual Telescope Project
According to NASA astronomer Bill Cooke, who tracks meteor showers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, everything depends on the speed of the comet's material. "If the wreckage of SW 3 travels at a speed of more than 354 km/h when it detaches from the comet, we may see a beautiful meteor shower, but if it has a slower launch speed, nothing will reach the ground, and a meteor from this," he said. There will be no comet. As of March 2017, there were 68 different pieces of this comet left.
Comet 73P/Ashwasman/Wachman 3
According to NASA, observers should try to stay away from city lights to see Tau Hercules meteor showers. Because every meteor pole (if any) will probably be dim due to its low speed. They will travel at 16 kilometers per second, forming much lower-light meteors than those belonging to the Eta Delaunay.