Russian scientists report an increase in meteor rain activity in August


Scientists registered in the “Krasnodar” Center of the Russian Geographical Society doubled The amount of meteors from meteor rain The so-called “barbarism” that Russia witnessed on the night of August 13-14, This was during the scientific mission conducted by scientists in the Absheron region of the Krasnodar region, southern Russia, in order to monitor the bright comet and meteor rain “Perseids”.

According to RT, this was stated to TASS, the director of the Astrophysics Laboratory at the Kuban State University and the head of the Krasnodar branch of the Russian Geographical Society, Alexander Ivanov..

He said that the astronomical scientific mission that began in mid-July had to end on August 17, and then its end date was postponed to another deadline..

And he added, “The rain of the Al-Barshawia meteors acted at the beginning of the scientific mission as was the case in past years. Then, at its peak, we witnessed a remarkable increase in meteor rain activity, as the amount of meteors reached about 200 meteors per hour, while this did not affect the Earth at all, knowing that only 3 large bright meteors were recorded that can be compared to the light of Venus.“.

The scientist explained that the normal amount of briochaes always ranges between 60 and 100 meteors per hour.

It is noteworthy that the meteors begin to appear at a height of about 100 km from the surface of the earth, as for the number of meteors that fall to the earth in August from the constellation Perseus, it reaches about 100 million per day, and most of them are not seen with the naked eye.


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