Amateur astronomers take note: This night there is a shooting star fireworks

In Parts of Germany can look forward to a shooting stars in the night sky. Because the so-called Aquariden-meteors arrive in the night to Wednesday its Maximum.

Amateur astronomers take note: This night there is a shooting star fireworks

In Parts of Germany can look forward to a shooting stars in the night sky. Because the so-called Aquariden-meteors arrive in the night to Wednesday its Maximum. For weeks the heavenly bodies are seen, which dip rapidly with up to 40 kilometers per second in the earth's atmosphere and burn up. "The forecast of the Maximum setpoint. this year, in the night of 28 on the 29. July occur,“ said the Association of the star friends in Germany. On the whole great spectacle but with no hope, and also of the German weather service (DWD) dampens the expectations.

The broadcast point of the star friends that deep in the constellation of Aquarius - or, in Latin, Aquarius. This means that theoretically, 20 to 25 shooting stars per hour in these latitudes, just half are in our skies visible. The constellation in the Southeast, after midnight, in a southerly direction.

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"In the middle there is widespread clouds fields"

opportunities to catch a glimpse of shooting stars, it gives the DWD according to only a few - in many places it is cloudy in Germany. "In the middle there is widespread clouds fields," said a meteorologist. Locally there could be a gap. In the North, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Northern Brandenburg and in the South of Baden-Württemberg to francs, the night sky, largely cloud is likely to be the forecasters, according to free.

Also, if it is to be expected in the Aquariden no spectacle the star friends do but hope for a bigger spectacle for sky gazers. The meteor stream to the pers Maximum have iden on 12. August.

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Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 04:26

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