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페르세우스 왕조의 유성이 다가오고 있지만 큰 문제가 있습니다.

Bershade 유성우 타임랩스 사진.

그것은 종종 지구의 밤하늘에서 가장 눈에 띄는 연례 유성우 중 하나를 가져오며 8월 12일과 13일에 절정에 달할 것입니다. 일반적으로 높이에서 시간당 50-100개의 “별”을 표시하여 인상적인 쇼를 만듭니다. 올해는 단 하나의 문제가 있습니다. 보름달입니다.

“슬프게도 올해 페르세우스 왕조의 정점은 관측자들에게 최악의 조건이 될 것입니다.”라고 그는 말했습니다.[{” attribute=””>NASA astronomer Bill Cooke, who leads the Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “Most of us in North America would normally see 50 or 60 meteors per hour,” he said, “but this year, during the normal peak, the full Moon will reduce that to 10-20 per hour at best.”

Because the Moon is so much brighter than anything else in the night sky, it will wash out all but the very brightest Perseids as they streak through our atmosphere and burn up far overhead.

Perseid Meteors Light Up the Sky in 2009

A shower of Perseid meteors lights up the sky in 2009 in this NASA time-lapse image. Credit: NASA/JPL

As the full Moon subsides, the Perseids will begin to weaken around August 21-22 and cease completely by September 1. They’re the debris remnants of Comet Swift-Tuttle, a lumbering “snowball” composed of ice, rock, and dust, which orbits our Sun every 133 years. The comet itself was last visible to us in 1992 and won’t pass our way again for over 100 years: not until 2125.

How far back sightings of the Perseids actually go remains a matter of some disagreement, Cooke said. The comet itself wasn’t identified until 1862, but the meteor shower was seen over medieval Europe. The annual event came to be known as “the Tears of St. Lawrence,” named for the last of seven Roman church deacons martyred by the emperor Valerian in August of the year 258.

So, while this is probably not the best year to make a special trip in order to see the Perseids, if you find yourself outside between midnight and dawn on August 13, don’t forget to look up anyway.  Because you never know – you might just catch one of the bright Perseid meteors that defies the glare of the Moon. Also, be aware that the occasional early Perseid can streak across the sky as much as a week beforehand.

If you want to know what else is in the sky for August 2022, check out the latest “What’s Up” video from Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

2022년 8월 스카이워칭의 하이라이트는 무엇입니까? 육안으로 보는 4개의 행성의 일일 보기가 오늘 아침에 끝납니다. 그러나 특히 쌍안경을 사용할 수 있는 경우에는 여전히 훌륭한 기능이 많이 있습니다. 을 더한,[{” attribute=””>Saturn and Jupiter are returning to nighttime skies! The outlook for the Perseid meteors isn’t great due to a full moon on the peak night of August 12, but still it’s worth keeping an eye out for early Perseids after midnight the week before. And August is a great month to learn an easy-to-spot constellation – Cygnus the swan.

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