The astronomer said, where better to observe the largest of Aquarids meteor shower
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SIMFEROPOL, may 4 – RIA Novosti, Maxim Beautiful! The best conditions for observing the meteor shower Aquarids, which will peak on the night of the 6th will be in the southern regions of Russia, especially the Krasnodar region and the Crimea, told RIA Novosti the Crimean physicist, astronomer Alexander Acusacin.
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The may Aquarids, and other well-known meteor showers, the space formed "garbage" originating from comets. "The progenitor of this meteor shower Aquarids is the famous of Halley’s comet. Eta-Aquarids (May Aquarids), and in October – orionid. Aquarids occur from April 19 to May 28, and the maximum intensity of flow is from the night of 5 to 6 may"- said the Crimean astronomer Alexander Acusacin.
In 2018, observations will prevent almost full Moon, which will light up at this time a significant part of the firmament. In the southern regions of Russia, including the Crimea and the Krasnodar region, the Moon rises in the North of the country, so chances to see a meteor shower will be more.
"The Crimea and the other southern regions of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus. Here’s the chance to see the meteors much more than in the North"- said Acusacin.
Astronomer advised to observe the flow after midnight Moscow time in the Eastern part of the sky, it is best to leave the city. A prerequisite for the observation is clear and cloudless sky, he added.