Y aura-t-il une tempête d'étoiles filantes le 31 mai ? Image composite des Géminides, grande pluie d'étoiles filantes, active en décembre. © Craig Taylor Photo, Adobe Stock

An extraordinary shooting star storm could occur tonight!

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It’s rainingshooting starsevery month, which are more or less intense (more than 100 per hour for the Perseids), and sometimes there are no precise characteristics for …” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6 /images/midioriginal/b/9/7/b97fffc285_117970_tempete-littoral.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/planete/definitions/climatologie-tempete -14551/” data- more=”Read more” >storms of shooting stars surpassing all others at an hourly rate of more than 1,000 meteors! And that is exactly what could happen on this night from May 30th to May 31st, 2022. Here’s why.

How to explain this sudden shooting star storm?

First of all, it is advisable to speak of this possible event in the conditional. The forecasts are in fact based on two solid studies by researchers whose models converge to declare 2022 as exceptional for themeteor swarm unknown to the Tau Herculides (so they are called). Tonight the earth was supposed to meet on hers orbit several streams of debris scattered Comet 73P/Schwaßmann-Wachmann 3 (also known the comet 73P, short) after its most recent fragmentation of 1995. Older flows from 1892 and 1897 and at the origin of potentials would also be added idiots which would add to the spectacle.

“Our work indicates that the contrail emitted during the 1995 pass will impact Earth on May 31, 2022, with a peak centered at 05:01 UT (07:01 Paris time), so similar to previous studies have found.” writes Jérémie Vaubaillon of the IMCCE.

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This comet that returns every 5.4 years (period of Earth’s rotation).
In celestial mechanics we call “rotational motion” a circular or elliptical and periodic displacement like…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/9/3 / 4/93429f5b28_79789_period -revolution.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/astronomie-period-revolution-15190/” data-more=”Read more”>orbital period) has been known since the 1930s, when its discoverers expected it to be very brilliant. They were ultimately disappointed, and later observations suggested that the elongated shape of its core was the result of fragmentation. In any case, this happened in 1995 under the Eyes wide open to multiple telescopes. Hubble and Sharpener observed later, in 2006 and 2007, the procession of dust and ice debris.

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The best time to watch the meteor shower

Anyway, it’s better to prepare for it, because when it comes to bursts, it’s going to be fantastic: certainly by far the most beautiful shooting star shower of the year and even this beginning of the century. ” […] Whatever you do, prepare yourself for surprises!, starts Jeremie Vaubaillon. And a nasty surprise (say, a very faint ZHR) will definitely teach us about the science of comets, meteors, meteoroids, and celestial mechanics solar system. »

The best time to surprise them is therefore forecast for Western Europe towards the end of the night, with possible surprises before (so we must remain patient and vigilant). The situation looks more favorable for the American continent (particularly in Baja California, Mexico), where it will still be late at night. Especially since the A moon with a small “L” is the satellite of a planet. For example, Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of the planet Mars.
The moon
The moon with a capital “L” is Earth’s only natural satellite; it probably resulted from a collision 4.4 years ago…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/c/7/8/c785911d64_50034415_lune-05 .jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/universe-lune-2550/” data-more=”Read more”>moon will be absent, avoiding disturbing the observation of these tiny grains that will hit the high the atmosphere terrestrial to small Velocity with a direction and an intensity is represented by a vector, the velocity vector. Relative velocity is the velocity of one body relative to another or relative to a frame.” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/3/1/9/319daf63f4_77541_leibniz-dp . jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/physics-velocity-324/” data-more=”Read definition”>speed (approx. 12 km/s). Rather slow meteors that can rain down by the hundreds and not always easy to spot because they are faint.

The name Tau Herculides comes from the eponymous star of the constellation Hercules, near which the meteorite swarm’s radiant was when it was discovered in 1930. This year the radiant is more likely to be found in Bouvier, not far from its brightest star Arcturus, glowing red and easily recognizable in the handle extension of the “Grande Casserole”. Good observation, provided the shooting star rain is torrential!

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Several specialists believe that the night of May 23-24 is likely to be the scene of an extraordinary shower of shooting stars. The debris swarmed by Comet 209P/Linear several decades ago may actually be damaged in our atmosphere. The less optimistic nonetheless predict intense rain punctuated by the fall of 100 to 400 meteors per hour. A show not to be missed.

The traditional shower of falling stars that emit sparks on the balmy evenings around August 12th and 13th, the work of the Perseids, is far from the only meteorite event of the year not to be missed: the swarms are numerous, around ours Nights to enliven month, like the last Lyrids from the end of April or countless from Leonids (November) and much less famous than the Perseids of balmy summer nights, the swarm…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/2/3 /c/ 23ce19ff07_116961_geminids2016- photopills.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/comete-geminids-16863/” data-more=”Read more”>Twins (December). Of course, it happens that their activity is weaker than expected, delayed by a few hours, or even favorable for observers in another region of the world. The opposite can also happen, to the delight of those who have prepared to admire them.

Let us remember that in any case it is a question of origin comets who have lost part of theirs gas, dust and small grains during their periodic approach to the Sun is the nearest star, from which it is about 150 million kilometers away. The Sun is 8.5 kParsecs from the center of the Milky Way. In the stellar classification, the Sun is a G2 type star.
The mass…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/1/d/9/1d9cd1d45f_50034577_eruption.jpg” data-url=”https://news. google.com/sciences/definitions/univers-soleil-3727/” data-more=”Read more”>Sun. Also, the flight and abandonment of debris is unequal and related to flows of different densities. When Earth happens to traverse these swarms, their fall into the atmosphere then provokes attacks from Fever Meteorites that we love to capture. Soon, probably on the night of May 23-24, we may see an extraordinary shooting star storm. Why such a phenomenon and what to expect.

The first to mention the possibility of a meteor storm that day were international specialists in the field. From 2012 Esko Lyytinen, Peter Jenniskens (NASA) and Jeremy Vaubaillon (Institute for Celestial Mechanics) have actually calculated that the streams of debris emitted by the small comet 209P/Linear between 1803 and 1924 should partially penetrate our atmosphere on the night of May 23rd to 24th. These dusts will be so tiny that only the largest grains would be visible. And if they occur in large numbers, as researchers are predicting, then we could be witnessing a real meteor storm, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time…

Rain or meteor storm?

However, other experts who confirm their calculations dampen their optimism and prefer to speak of a spike in activity between 100 and 400 meteors per hour. Below 1,000 meteors per hour to speak of a storm, the calculated peak is still enormous compared to the illustrious ones Perseids, which usually amaze us with 100 to 150 meteors per hour depending on the year. However, everyone warns that activity remains unpredictable since the comet’s debris veins were not discovered until 2004 thanks to the program Linear are still poorly understood. Small (its core size is estimated to be between 0.8 and 1 km) and very difficult to observe, its orbital period is only five years. This May 6th, the Here is a list of celestial objects that can be called a star (no…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/6 /c/c/6cc6562b02_127395_astre-c-esa-hubble-nasa.jpg” data-url=”https://news.google.com/sciences/definitions/etoile-astre-851/” data-more=”Read more ” >star Hair, adorned with its tail of gas and dust, will reach its minimum distance from the Sun, or perihelion, which is 145 million kilometers (or 0.9 AU, a distance almost equal to the distance separating us from our star). On May 29, it will be just 8.2 million kilometers or 0.0554 AU from Earth.

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The northern hemisphere corresponds to the upper half of the globe. It extends from…” data-image=”https://cdn.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/midioriginal/e/f/6/ef6ab91f76_117980_terre-northern-hemisphere.jpg” data-url=” https://news.google.com/planete/definitions/geographie-north-hemisphere-12782/” data-more=”Read more”>northern hemisphere and guarantees visibility for the whole night. Besides, the moon will not be an obstacle, for the delicate crescent, in connection with the champagne Venuswon’t get up until 4:30 am. To optimize contemplation, all that remains is to find a vacancy and remain relatively spared light pollution invade our cities, make yourself comfortable, and then wait and count. The suspense of course remains until tonight, the peak of activity of the Camélopardalides. Watch well!

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