KOMPAS.com – Meteor rain is a rare natural phenomenon, so it is always interesting to watch.
Although rare or rare, Andi Pangerang, a researcher at the Center for Science and Space of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan), in his letter to Lapan Science Education, said that meteor showers are a natural phenomenon that can be predicted when they occur. .
“The appearance of this meteor shower can be predicted periodically by scientists,” said Andi.
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Unfortunately, he admits, not all regions of the Earth can see meteor showers.
For those of you who like to observe the phenomenon of meteor showers, here are 12 lists of meteor showers that will be present throughout 2021 and that can be observed from the Indonesian sky:
Notably, this meteor shower will generally be seen between mid-July and August of each year.
This year, the peak of Perseid meteor shower will take place on August 13, 2021, the initial phase of the crescent moon being four days old, so there is minimal interference from moonlight.
You can plan to observe the peak of the Perseid meteor shower starting at 00.00 WIB or even at midnight until dawn.
Because the Lyrid radian point is located in the constellation Lyra, observations of this meteor shower will occur between April 16-26, so it is often called the April Lyrids.
The peak of the Lyrid meteor shower in 2021 will take place on April 22, the initial impact of the monthly phase being 10 days and this will affect the maximum intensity of the meteor shower.
You can try to watch it from 22.00 WIB until the next day at 05.00 WIB, with the peak of emissions occurring at 04.00 WIB.
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Illustration of Eta Aquarids meteor showers
For Orionid meteor showers, they generally occur every year from October 2 to November 7.
For 2021, the peak of the Orionid meteor shower will take place on October 21, starting at 22.00 until the next day at 05.00 WIB.
The twin meteor shower will usually take place between December 4 and 17 of each year.
While the peak of the Geminid meteor shower in 2021 will take place on December 14, 2021 starting at 20.00 WIB until the next day at 05.00 WIB.
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Quadranid meteor showers, starting to appear every year between December 12 and January 12.
So, the peak of the 2021 Quadrantid meteor shower was passed from 23.00 WIB on Sunday (01.03.2021) to 05.00 WIB on Monday (01.04.2021).
6. Then Aquarid
The rain of aquatic meteors comes from the constellation Aquarius and occurs around mid-April to late May.
Well, the peak of the Aquarid meteor shower takes place on May 6, 2021, starting at 01.00 in the morning until 05.00 WIB.
7. Delta Aquarid
Delta Aquarid meteor shower will usually be seen at the end of July each year.
So, in 2021, the peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower will take place on July 30.
Observations can be made from 19.30 WIB until the next day at 05.00 WIB.
Leonid meteor showers are meteor showers that generally occur between November 6-30 each year.
The peak of the Leonid meteor shower in 2021 will take place on November 18, 2021 from 01.00 WIB to 05.00 WIB.
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9. Northern Taurid
The meteor shower from the North Taurid, which is in the constellation of Taurus, will be visible between October 20 and December 10 of each year.
The peak of meteor shower in North Taurid in 2021 will take place on November 12 starting at 19.00 WIB and reaching the peak at 00.00 WIB.
10. Southern Taurid
Unlike meteor shower in North Taurid, meteor shower in South Taurid will generally be seen between September 10 and November 20 of each year.
The peak of meteor shower in South Taurid takes place on October 10, 2021, starting at 18.30 WIB until dawn around 04.30 WIB.
The Draconis meteor shower will be visible between October 6-10 every year.
The peak of the Draconid meteor shower will take place on October 8, 2021 starting with 18.30 WIB and 02.00 WIB (9/10/2021).
Ursid meteor shower will usually be seen around December 17-26, 2021.
The peak of the Ursid meteor shower will take place on December 23, 2021 from 04.00 WIB until sunrise or before dawn, which is 04.30 WIB.
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