Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Tanrıver said that the falling star is a meteor formation, and the Perseid (Perse) meteor shower is the meteors coming out of Perseus (Constellation).
Explaining that astronomy enthusiasts will be able to see the intense meteor shower that will illuminate the skies of Turkey, from 21:00 to sunrise on August 12-13, Tanrıver stated that the most intense one can be watched between 23.00-01.00 at night connecting Saturday to Sunday.
“It is better to observe with the naked eye”
Explaining that slowly moving objects can be seen when looking at the sky, Tanrıver said:
“They immediately call them ‘star recording’ or ‘meteor’, but it can be either an airplane, an artificial satellite or a space station transit. Naturally, shooting stars will show themselves very quickly, like a one-second event. “It will be more convenient for us to be outside the city or in high places at night in an environment. In fact, if we lie on the ground, we can observe better and more clearly. It is more accurate to observe with the naked eye.”
Tanrıver stated that meteor showers can be easily observed on Erciyes Mountain in Kayseri and in various parts of Turkey in high areas outside the city where there is no weather opposition.
“Meteor and UFO Confusing”
Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Tanrıver mentioned that some people confuse the meteor with the unidentified flying object (UFO), and noted the following:
“Meteor, if it is coming towards you, it will grow, it will become brighter and brighter. It may also be a meteor shower. Meteorites also come to Earth in the form of large luminosities, fireballs and form large and small craters. “It is an event. It has gradually increased its brightness. It has been determined that it is one of the meteorites seen in the initial stages of a meteor shower.”