The events roll over in Colombia . On the night of today, the finance minister had to resign after massive protests. The next success of the movement that had brought down the neoliberal tax reform the day before.
Eta Aquariid meteors due to peak May 4, 5, 6
In 2021, the forecast for May’s Eta Aquariid shower calls for the greatest number of meteors to fall before dawn on Wednesday, May 5. The mornings around that date – May 4 and 6 – might give you a good sprinkling of meteors as well. Note phase of the moon. There’s more moon on the morning of May 4 than May 5. In 2021, on the mornings of May 5 or 6, we don’t expect the light of a waning crescent moon – rising near the time of dawn – to intrude too greatly. The moon might even add a little something to your early-morning meteor drama, as it joins up with the bright morning planets, Jupiter and Saturn, on May 4 and 5.
The Eta Aquariid meteor shower favors the Southern Hemisphere; it ranks as one of the finest showers of the year there. At mid-northern latitudes, these meteors don’t fall so abundantly, although people in the southern states in the U.S., for example, tend to see more meteors than those at more northerly latitudes.
Watch for the moon near Jupiter and Saturn, especially on the mornings of May 3, 4 and 5. Moonlight might somewhat hamper the viewing of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower in 2021. But there are ways to work around the moon as we explain later on in this post. Note: The moon appears larger on our sky chart than it does in the real sky.
The 2013 Eta Aquariid meteor shower was fantastic as viewed from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. Colin Legg of Australia created this composite of his experience. He wrote, “Composite of approximately 50 images containing 26 meteors, meteor train, 17% moon, zodiacal light and Pilbara desert.”
Meteor captured over Mount Bromo, an active volcano in Indonesia, during the 2013 Eta Aquariid shower.
Radiant point of Eta Aquariid meteor shower. It’s in the constellation Aquarius, in the southeast before dawn on May mornings, as seen from mid-northern latitudes.
“During the 7 minutes around the closest approach, one of its scientific instruments detected low‐frequency radio emission of a type naturally generated by planetary ionospheres,” the authors said.
“By measuring the frequency of this emission, we can directly calculate the density of the ionosphere around Parker, finding it to be far less dense than previous missions have encountered. This supports the theory that the ionosphere of Venus varies substantially over the 11-year solar cycle.”
Asteroid 2021 JV to flyby Earth at 0.36 LD on May 4
Damn, shit was going down last night while we were asleep eh?
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