Perseidy 2022

One of the most popular meteor showers of the year is coming! Meteor showers are forming, when Earth passes through debris flows, left behind by comets and asteroids. Over time, pieces of sand-like debris in these streams are spread out along the length of the parent object's orbit around the solar system. "Shooting stars" are always visible, when one of these fragments collides with the Earth's atmosphere and usually burns at an altitude of about 70 to 100 km.

Perseids are fast meteors, which fly into the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of up to 59 km/s) and they often leave a visual trail behind. Combined with the abundance of this swarm, they represent an excellent opportunity for meteor scatter which can be linked with AirScout and operability. Unless the night sky is obscured by clouds, visual observation will also be possible.

The Perseids began on July 17 and will last until August 24, with an expected maximum around August 13 2022.

In some years, a secondary maximum with a time interval of several hours was also observed (for example in the year 2008 was the gap between the maxima 20 hours). The number of bounces changes every year, there are often more than 80, some years it reaches a value of 200. Every year, a large number of stations from all over Europe are active during the Perseids. The best times for JZ-SV connections 07-12 UTC, in the V-Z direction 12-20 UTC a JV-SZ 20-02.

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