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It is raining meteors! But what is actually from the sky? A brief explanation for beginners

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Astro dust at 200,000 km/h in the earth’s atmosphere to ions in plasma, is the night at the most beautiful. So, in short, shooting stars.

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Christian Friedrich Hebbel

poet, not an astrophysicist. He was right anyway.

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But from the beginning

what are shooting stars Know?

meteors

meteoroids

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meteors

Properly. As soon as a Meteoroid in the earth’s atmosphere, he was shooting the Meteor, and thus to the Star. Meteoroids all the small body flying through the universe – from a few millimeters up to several meters in diameter.Please enable JavaScript to load map view history …

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you are to objects from other solar systems.

Unfortunately, wrong. Shooting stars are lost dust from asteroids and comets. The thick chunks can also come from other solar system. But this is very rare. Asteroids are metal and Rock, comets are made of ice and dust. The latter lose more Material in the sun circling and also shooting stars. Please enable JavaScript to load map view history …

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10 miles

otherwise you would not

Unfortunately, wrong. Normally, shooting stars burn up in 80 kilometers height. The eye detects the shooting stars anyway. In the major city of Magnitude, the apparent brightness) to 4 mag (necessary to the country-by-6-rich mag. The smaller the Magnitude, the brighter the star. The ratio of a Magnitude of about 2.5, and logarithmic coupled. 4 6 times are, therefore, brighter than 6 mag.Please enable JavaScript to load map view history …

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you have an urgent Christmas wish? Then take a look this weekend but just time toward the sky to catch a glimpse of while a hole in the Clouds, a shooting Star, squint your eyes and believe firmly that he is in compliance. From the direction of the constellation of twins (Gemini), is it raining these days, namely, back meteors. Its highlight is the annually occurring Geminids-shiver in the nights, to Friday, the 14. and on Saturday, the 15. December. To almost no time in the year to get statistically as likely to be a shooting Star to the face, if the weather cooperates.

peak on Friday

However, the chances of clear weather is not very good: The meteorolog expect indoor and meteorologists in many places with clear sky, from the heaven to the hoped-for launch watchers to bright and are more likely to be the exception. In the night to Friday, the weather conditions are neither optimal nor very bad, said DWD meteorologist Florian Bilgeri. In the night of the Saturday had to because of some clouds with scattered snow showers long and patiently to clear sections been waiting for, the best viewing opportunities are, therefore, probably in the night to Sunday.

the after the constellation Gemini (Latin gemini) named swarm brings experience in accordance with a particularly large number of bright shooting stars. Best dark places are the light, away from flooded cities to Observe the pre-Christmas sky streaker.

One of the Largest meteor swarms

Although they are one of the largest shooting star rave of the year, the Geminids is usually in the shadow of the much more famous Perseids, which are lit every year on the August sky. The Geminids are less popular, especially at the Season of their occurrence: The cold, and often cloudy December weather in this country leads to this less comfortable conditions of observation than the balmy Perseids nights in the summer.

celestial body celestial body: Asteroid

asteroids are small rock objects, which move on an orbit around the sun. Your Name astēr (“star”) with the extension of an oath (“similar”) – describes that you appear to be like stars, because they are so small.

Together with the meteoroids, and comets asteroids are one of the small bodies of the solar system. Small body orbiting the sun, but do not have spherical shape. Their mass and gravity is too low to make this Form.

the majority of The asteroids in our solar system is located in the so-called asteroid belt, a collection of asteroids and dwarf planets between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

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