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The “Quadruplets” meteors shine in the sky of Qatar tomorrow evening - Jerusalem

The “Quadruplets” meteors shine in the sky of Qatar tomorrow evening – Jerusalem

Doha – (dpa) – The Qatari Calendar House announced that this year’s “Quaternary” meteor shower will reach its climax on Monday evening and will extend until dawn the day after tomorrow, Tuesday.

Today, Sunday, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) quoted Dr. Bashir Marzouk, an astronomer at the Qatar Calendar House, as saying that the Quaternary meteor shower is one of the distinctive meteor showers, because the rate of its fall in the sky when it reaches its peak will be about 80 meteors per hour, and it is active annually. During the period from the end of December until the second week of January of each year, but it reaches its peak between the third and fourth of this month of each year.

He added that observing the meteor shower this year will have a good chance, because the moon will not be present in the sky at the time of observing the meteors on Monday evening, as the moon will be in the crescent phase at the beginning of the month and will set at 5:40 pm Doha local time, which makes The sky is darker.

Meteor showers are distinguished by the fact that their monitoring requires only a place far from environmental and light pollution, so the residents of the State of Qatar will be able to see and monitor the Quadrangular meteor shower without the need for astronomical devices or telescopes, as they can see and monitor them with the naked eye from Monday evening until dawn Tuesday, by looking Towards the northeastern horizon of the sky of each country from midnight until dawn.

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According to the agency, modern digital cameras can be used to obtain images of the Quaternary meteors, taking into account the increase in exposure time during shooting to obtain distinctive images of the Quaternary meteors.

The agency indicated that the best places to see the Quaternary meteors are the darkest places, which are far from residential areas that contain light and environmental pollutants that may hinder the vision of the meteors, while the best times to see the Quaternary meteors are from midnight until the dawn of the next day.

According to the agency, comet AH1 is the source of the Quaternary meteor shower, when the Earth moves in its orbit around the sun and passes near the dust grains left by the comet during January of each year, and these grains intersect with the atmosphere And a flash occurs in the sky of the globe, knowing that the phenomenon of meteors in general occurs as a result of the Earth’s passage near the fine debris and dust grains left by comet particles.