The sky of Ceará should take on a special beauty thanks to the Epsilon Gruida meteor shower discovered by the Brazilians and the first “superfluous” of the year throughout June. The winter solstice – a day with fewer hours of sunshine – should complete the list major astronomical events month.
Celestial phenomena can be transmitted with greater intensity away from bright lights capital Cities. Observations are also more suitable near the coast, because clouds can obscure phenomena.
On the last day of the month, the night of asteroids can be seen in honor of the holiday. International Asteroid Day. Find out about the most outstanding astronomical events in June with Ceara View:
Meteor Shower Epsilon Gruids
At the beginning of June 11 at 2 am it will be possible to watch Brazilian discovery with the participation of Ceara in the Epsilon Gruida meteor shower.
“It is now 5 years since the discovery – the official announcement was made in March 2017 – but the rain will fall on a maximum of June 11,” explains Lauriston Trindade, an amateur astronomer, a member of the team involved in the discovery of this phenomenon.
You don’t need any equipment to watch the risks in the sky, and meteors appear all over the sky.
The find was included in Meteor Data Centeran agency affiliated with the International Astronomical Union based on research by the Brazilian Meteor Observing Network (Bramon).
Lua cheia no perigeu (Superlua)
Commonly referred to as the Supermoon, the full moon at perigee indicates the closest position to the Earth, about 360,000 km, with this phenomenon on the 14th being the first of this year.
In this case, the perception of the natural satellite is 14% larger and 30% brighter, as explained by Ednardo Rodriguez, professor of astronomy and fellow at Seara da Ciência of the Federal University of Ceara (UFC). “Moon’s orbit is elliptical [oval]so it has a point closer and a point farther,” he clarifies.
Since you are used to the size for the last month, you may not notice the difference. Optical illusion since her birth, close to the horizon that she is quite big
professor of astronomy
In addition to the emphasized beauty, the full moon in perigee affects the sea: tides and a worse hangover is expected that day.
The Brazilian Navy tide table shows that at 4:06 the tide will be at 3 m, and at 16:43 – 2.8 m in Fortaleza. The average level during this period is 1.55 m.
21st of June
A day with fewer hours of sunshine? The winter solstice, when the season of the same name begins, falls on June 21 this year. Actually the day will the longest night.
“This is because the Earth’s axis is tilted, and in winter the sun illuminates the northern hemisphere more than the southern,” explains Ednardo. The term comes from Latin and means “stopped sun,” according to the National Observatory.
The institution explains that astronomers noticed the path of the Sun across the sky, at noon it changed every day. This point will rise higher until it “stops” and then become lower. The type of pause on the way corresponds to the summer and winter solstices.
The month ends on an important date: International Asteroid Day. “A day to remember the phenomenon that happened in 1908 when a possible asteroid exploded, destroying the forest of Tudunska,” explains Heliomarzio Moreira, professor of physics and astronomy.
com help with equipment, some asteroids can be seen from sunset on the 30th until late on the morning of the 1st. Check the list in order of appearance:
“Who has a telescope or good binoculars: 7 planets are visible before dawn,” the professor adds about the observations for the month. Uranus and Neptune, for example, will only be visible through a telescope, he points out.