Tau Herculids Meteor Shower 2022: When To Look For 1000 Shooting Stars In The Sky?
The month of May will have a beautiful and glittery ending. Attention, sky-watchers! This month holds out the possibility of an unusual (& potentially spectacular) celestial event: A "new" meteor shower caused by a broken comet! Thread (1/n) ⬇️ pic. This shower finds its origin in comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann or SW3. The comet SW3 was discovered in 1930 and it orbited the Sun every 5. After 1995 the comet was 600 times brighter than its initial phase and later by 2006, astronomers realised that it had broken into almost 70 pieces making a cloud dust tail of its own.
It has broken down into more pieces now and the astronomers have informed that the debris would be entering the Earth's atmosphere at 10 miles per second. As per NASA, the next Tau Herculids meteor shower could be one of the brightest in the sky this year. It will probably be visible from the evening of May 30, 2022, to the morning of May 31, 2022. However, there are also chances that one would not get to see this meteor shower at all as well. Bill Cooke, the chief of the Meteoroid Environment Office situated at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, confirmed that the upcoming meteor shower would be 'an all or nothing event' as it would cause a striking display from May 30 evening till 31st morning.
The meteor shower will be visible through the naked eye as well. “Meteors aren’t uncommon,” Bill Cooke said, who leads NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Other meteor showers that can be observed in 2022 are the Perseid meteor shower, which would be at its peak in August 2022 and the Draconid meteor shower in October 2022. Why You May Have Gained Weight? Check Top 6 Disorders That Can Make You Fat!
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