The tau Herculids meteor shower is said to see up to 1,000 ‘meteor storms’ per hour throughout Monday night. This is because the Earth is about to pass through the debris of a comet SW3. Although scientists are not yet completely sure about it. If the comet’s debris gets separated from it, then only the world will be able to experience a great meteor shower. It is said that this could be the best meteor shower of the last 20 years or nothing could be seen.
The live stream of these meteor showers can be seen under the Virtual Telescope Project based in Cecano, Italy. The free webcast begins at 12 midnight local time tonight. In India it will start tomorrow at 9.30 am. In such a situation, online live view will be better for us. This telecast will show the events happening in the sky of Arizona and Brazil live through cameras. This webcast can be found on the Virtual Telescope Project website https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/ Can also be seen.
The US space agency told last week that if these meteors reach the Earth, they will enter the atmosphere at a slow speed of about 16 kilometers per hour. According to NASA, it will be easier to see these meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere than in the Southern Hemisphere.
Comet SW3 was discovered in 1930 by two German astronomers, Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann, at the Hamburg Observatory. However, it could not be seen again till the year 1970. After 1970, it was seen with the help of binoculars. After 1995, it became brighter on special occasions and became visible even without heavy binoculars.
According to reports, if the meteorite explodes, this sight can be seen in parts of America, south-central and eastern Canada, Mexico and parts of West Africa. Although scientists are not yet sure how effective this meteor shower will be. We may not see anything. Well there is no need to be disappointed, even in December we can get to see such a sight in the sky.