Astronomers suggest that this phenomenon could be observed in Brazil.
The month of May will end with a meteor shower at dawn on Tuesday (31). And the good news is that this natural phenomenon can be seen in most of the country.
This is because fragments from a comet called 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3) can light up the sky along with the celestial body. A meteor shower, also called “Tau Herculides,” could have over 100,000 celestial bodies falling from the sky in just 1 hour, according to the National Observatory.
Despite the information, in a note to the National Observatory, astronomer Marcelo De Cicco warned that it was impossible to say exactly what the intensity of the meteors would be. “It’s impossible to predict exactly. Maybe nothing happens, maybe a little rain, a lot of rain, and even a meteor storm.”
Can you see a meteor shower in Brazil?
According to the astronomer, celestial bodies will be more visible in the northern hemisphere, as the height of the radiant at the peak, which will be between 1:55 and 2:10, favors observation in this region. However, the possibility is not ruled out that the Brazilians will also be able to contemplate a beautiful spectacle. Residents closest to the equator are most likely to see a meteor shower.
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How to observe the phenomenon?
To observe the meteor shower, the astronomer recommends that residents of the northern and northeastern regions of Brazil pay attention to the northwest direction and stay away from brightly lit cities.
“Latitudes close to and just above the city of Manaus will be in the best position to witness this possible spectacle, rare and inspiring! We also recommend that you find a very dark place, away from the lights of big cities, in a safe place to enjoy this astronomical phenomenon,” he added.