4hw.com.cn: accompany you to watch the meteor shower fall on this earth, let your tears fall on my shoulder... The Perseid meteor shower is about to arrive on the earth, the Perseid meteor shower is the first of the three major periodic meteor showers in the world, fortunately, the Perseid meteor shower will come romantically from the evening of August 12 to the early morning of August 13!
Observation time of Perseid meteor shower
The Perseid meteor shower is about to erupt. It will arrive on the earth in the early morning of Monday, August 13, and China is the ideal place to observe it! "I will accompany you to watch the meteor shower and fall on the earth..." in 2002, a meteor shower caught fire all over the country, and watching it with my loved ones seems to be the most romantic thing in the world. Maybe you haven't met the meteor shower, but now there is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to put it on the table In front of us, this Sunday, from the evening of 12th to the early morning of 13th, the Perseid meteor shower will be romantic!
Introduction to Perseid meteor shower
Perseid meteor shower is the first of the three major periodic meteor showers in the world. Among them, Perseid meteor is called the most active and frequently observed meteor shower in the northern hemisphere because of its largest number, convenient observation and stable occurrence time. It is also the most easily appreciated meteor shower by non professional meteor observers. It appears around July 20 to August 20 every year and reaches its climax in the early morning of August 11 to August 13.
As one of the meteor showers with stable annual flow, Perseid meteor shower is an important astronomical phenomenon in summer. Astronomy experts said that as an annual "astronomical blockbuster", this year's meteor shower will usher in a huge, beautiful sky from 4:00 to 16:00 on August 13, Beijing time. The public interested in China can watch it from the evening of 12th to the early morning of 13th.
This year's Perseid meteor shower features: first, its peak period is on the third day of July in the lunar calendar, without the influence of moonlight, and you can see dimmer meteors only with the naked eye; second, during its maximum period, China is in the ideal observation position, and you can see more and brighter meteors.
For photographers, there is no moonlight interference this year, so they can use SLR camera to shoot Perseid meteor shower. Use tripod to fix the camera, turn up the aperture, turn up the sensitivity, raise the elevation angle to 45 degrees, use the wide-angle lens to expose for a long time to shoot, and there will always be meteors breaking into the lens.
Legend of Perseid meteor shower
In addition, do you know about the legend of Perseus? In ancient Greek mythology, Perseus is said to be the son of Zeus, the hero Perseus. With the reflection of bronze shield, he cut off the head of Medusa, the Banshee with petrified gaze. On the way back to finish the task, she rescued princess Andromeda from the sea monster's mouth, and the princess agreed with her. The goddess of wisdom ascends Princess Perseus and Princess Andromeda to the sky, and in the starry sky, they become immortal companions of Perseus and Andromeda. In addition, since August 10 is the festival of Saint Laurent in the west, the Perseid meteor shower is also called "Saint Laurent's tears" in the West.
The Perseid meteor shower is a symbol of romance. Would you like to miss it? The best observation time and place have been selected for you. If you have an object, take it with you. If you have no object, go with the meteor shower!