Monday, January 30, 2023

Starfall: What are the Quadrantids and how long can they be seen?

tradition says so If someone makes a wish by looking at a falling star, it comes true., The beginning of the year is always full of good intentions, a good time to count on them if, moreover, one takes care that it coincides with one Biggest meteor shower of the year,

Huh called Quadrantids, who are in charge of matter, filling the sky with promises, They are named after the extinct constellation Quadrans Muralis, described by the astronomer Joseph Lalande in 1795, and which, although it is no longer recognized by scientists, continues to give its name. this light show,

with the Geminids and Perseids, The Quadrantids are part of a group of intense meteor showers each year., In fact, its activity is usually close to 100 meteors per hour, a figure that remains unchanged from year to year.

So-called shooting stars are actually tiny dust particles of various sizes from comets. these heavenly bodies andare made of rocks and iceSo when they approach the heat of a star in their trajectory, part of its ice “melts” and the resulting stream of particles (meteorites), the size of a grain of sand, floats through space for years.

In its translation movement, Earth meets these dust clouds and these particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere at high speed And they scatter, creating the famous bright trails that have received the scientific name of meteors and, popularly, shooting stars.

This event can be seen until next Thursday, January 12As long as a place free from light pollution is located, Recommend its observation from 02.00However it can also be viewed via ‘streaming’, thanks to live broadcasts from the Tide Observatory.

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