Three meteors – Piscis Autrinids, Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids to grace Australian sky this weekend.
Stargazers are in for a deal with this weekend as three meteors are set to mild up the Australian skies. Among the three meteors, Piscis Autrinids, Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids, the primary one has been illustrating the east coast from Thursday and will likely be energetic until August 10, whereas the Southern Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids will likely be on peak on Saturday.
As shared by Professor Orsola De Marco from Macquarie University to The Guardian, Piscis Autrinids will rise from 8pm within the south-east of the sky and head to east by 11pm for the east coast. She was quoted as saying, “Look in direction of the east, about 45 levels up – about midway between the horizon and above your head.” Similarly, the Southern Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids will rise at 11pm on Saturday around the east-northeast and north-northeast of the sky, respectively. Know when and where to look for the spectacular view of meteor showers.
When and where to see meteor showers?
The three Meteor showers are named after the location of their radiant, for example, Alpha Capricornids radiate from a point near the star Alpha Capricorni. However, this time all three meteors will rise in the early-to-mid evening from Australia, They will reach a reasonable altitude by about 10pm and hence, stargazers will be able to see meteors any time from the mid-evening onward. The best view will be captured from about 10pm till dawn.
Further, the best place to look at the meteor shower is around 45 degrees above the horizon, and about 45 degrees to the left or the right of the radiant.
As shared by the ABC Newswithin the early night, the meteor will seem greatest within the east or northeast, whereas by midnight, it could be greatest within the north and within the hours earlier than daybreak, it could be greatest within the west or northwest.