Best Meteor Showers For 2017

Posted: Jan 2 2017, 4:52am CST | by , Updated: Jan 2 2017, 5:25am CST, in News | Latest Science News

 

Best Meteor Showers for 2017
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Get ready to observe best meteor shower in 2017

In 2017, the quadrantids will have a meteoric start reaching up to a rate of 100 meteors per hour. The shower ill happen in the North at 40 degrees, and its location point is circumpolar, above the horizon.

You would be able to see the shower in the dark hours, especially after the midnight. Normally, there are one or two meteors per hour at midnight. But, they would be best visible early morning in winters.

According to a forecast, west of  North America and Far East Asia would be the best locations for meteors. Those who can bear cold can observe the shower over north of the Arctic Circle, according to BusinessStandard.

The most consistent showers include Lyrids that produce 15 to 20 meteors per hour at their peak time. You can observe Lyrids from northern hemisphere where the shower appears before dawn. Experts say that, the best location this year for meteor showers would be in America.

Lyrids is also considered the longest meteor shower history linking back to 687 BC. After every 60 years, Lyrids’ radiant rate becomes higher than normal that creates outburst event.

Recently, the outburst occurred in 1982 with a rate of 90 meteors per hour, but it was short. History shows that the biggest shower happened in 1803 with a rate of 700 per hour that appeared in US, s eastern states.

Though, the Lyrids won’t be so radiant this year, but still they would be worth looking. It will help us see the comet part that exists at a distance of hundred billion km years.

In the southern hemisphere, Eta Aquariids would be prominent. They would be active in autumn giving great view before dawn. Its rate would reach above 40 meteors per hour. They are also produced when the earth passes through Comet IP/Halley’s debris. The debris would make Eta Aquariids active for 6 weeks.

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