HAVANA, August 9th (PL) Prepare telescopes, binoculars or just look at the sky on the night of the 12th and early morning of August 13, when the annual meteor shower known as Las-Perseidas will be visible throughout Cuba.
Visibility will be favored by the transit of the New Moon phase that brings greater darkness to the night sky. It only remains to hope that it is not a night with many clouds.
The Master in Sciences Francisco González Veitía, specialist in the direction of Astronomy of the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, told Granma journalist Orfilio Peláez that, according to the forecast of the International Organization of Meteors, the amount of possible objects to observe will be in the order of 110 per hour, although already exceeding 50 would meet the expectations of scientists and amateurs.
Considered one of the most significant astronomical events of each year, The Perseids (they receive that name of the Perseus constellation), are ancestors of the Swift-Tuttle comet discovered in 1862, which travels through the inner part of the solar system, releasing millions of cosmic particles.