Nation World News – Sky event as the peak of the Perseid meteor shower occurred again, exactly midnight, Saturday (13/8/2022).
This information was confirmed by Brin’s LAPAN researcher Andy Pangerang, who said the Perseid meteor shower would occur on August 13-14, 2022.
“That’s right, I’ve reviewed 10 celestial events in 2022,” he said, excerpted from Nation World News (11/8/2022).
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Andy said the Perseid meteor shower event can be seen in the Indonesian sky just before midnight.
“In the Northern Hemisphere of Indonesia, the strongest (meteor shower) will be visible at 23.30 local time,” he reported Nation World News (12/8/2022).
“For the southern part of Indonesia, publication will take place no later than 00.30 local time,” he said.
According to Andy, this phenomenon can be observed a few minutes before dawn or at around 05.30 local time.
“This Perseid (meteor shower) can only be seen until dawn ends, about 20-30 minutes before sunrise,” Andy explained.
The intensity of the Perseid meteor shower ranges from 56 meteors per hour at Kupang to 93 meteors per hour at Sabang.
The speed of the meteor shower is 212,000 km per hour or 173 times the speed of sound.
Although the intensity of the Perseid meteor shower will decrease from 36 meteors per hour (Rote Island or latitude) to 61 meteors per hour (Sabang or latitude), Andy said the event can still be seen with the naked eye.
In fact, when the Perseid radians increase, there will be interference from the Moon’s light that can interfere with observations.
However, it also doesn’t preclude the presence of the Perseid meteor shower.
Unless they want to capture it as images or video, the public can watch the Perseid meteor shower event without optical aid.
Following Nation World News To summarize tips for viewing the Perseid meteor shower:
- See it at 23.30 local time for regions in northern Indonesia and 00.30 local time for those living in southern Indonesia.
- Be sure to check that the weather conditions in the area are clear, free of obstructions around the field of view, and free of light pollution.
- View it with the naked eye or it can be captured with optical instruments such as cameras.
Here’s how to watch tonight’s Perseid meteor shower.