20 meteors per hour..a rare astronomical phenomenon in the sky of Egypt


20 meteors per hour..a rare astronomical phenomenon in the sky of Egypt


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The National Institute for Astronomical Research in Egypt issued an urgent statement in response to the controversy surrounding the event that was reported to be taking place in the sky of Egypt, starting at 9 pm on Friday.

The institute said that the sky of Egypt will witness the meteor showers, which are considered as wonderful and beautiful phenomena in watching, monitoring and photographing, and this is an astronomical phenomenon that all amateur astronomy and those interested in this field await.

Ashraf Tadros, professor of astronomy at the National Institute for Astronomical Research and former head of the Astronomy Department, said that the Orionites meteor shower is one of the average annual meteor showers that amateur astronomers are waiting for all over the world.

Tadros reported that the meteor showers will reach 20 meteors per hour at the peak.

He added that the best conditions for watching meteor showers are generally from a dark place far from the city lights after midnight, provided the sky is clear and free of dust and clouds.

The astronomy professor noted that the full moon will cause a problem this year for seeing a large number of them, as moonlight obscures most of the faint meteors.

The meteors of Oriones come as a result of entering the Earth in the remnants of the dust of the famous Comet Halley, which burns in the Earth’s atmosphere in the form of meteors.

Meteors fall as if they came from the constellation Orion, which is the reason for its name, but they can appear anywhere else in the sky.

The Orionids meteors are active annually during the period from October 2 to November 7, and they are not strong meteor showers and are not known to produce meteor storms.

Orionids meteors are known as very fast meteors as they rush into the atmosphere at a speed of 66 kilometers per second. And it breaks into pieces.

Source: Egyptian media

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