■ What is the midnight weather on May 6th?From midnight on the 6th to early morning on the 7th, it is expected to be covered with high pressure centered on the sea east of Japan, and shooting stars can be observed on the Pacific side of northern and eastern Japan and the Sea of Japan side of western Japan.
Since there are many clouds on the Sea of Japan side of northern and eastern Japan and the Pacific side of western Japan due to the influence of moist air flowing from the sea, it is likely that meteor observations will be aimed at the gaps between the clouds. There are many clouds in Okinawa due to the influence of the front, and there is a possibility of rain in the Maejima Islands.
The observable area will change depending on the position of the high pressure in the future. For the latest information, see Weathernews' special site for PC "Aquarius Eta Meteor Shower 2016", special site for smartphone "Let's enjoy Aquarius Eta Meteor Shower ", and "Starry Sky" in the smartphone app "Weather News Touch". Please check with "Ch.".
■ What is the Aquarius Eta meteor shower?The parent body of the "Aquarius Eta Meteor Shower" is "Halley's Comet", and about 50 meteors appear per hour in the Southern Hemisphere. It is characterized by its fast flowing speed and many pale meteors. In Japan in the Northern Hemisphere, the radiant point rises late at 25:00 on the 6th and the altitude is low. However, since the influence of the moonlight is small this year, it seems that you can enjoy the observation in Japan as well.
The radiant point is right next to the "Mitsuya mark" in Aquarius, which can be seen in the eastern sky. You can observe how the light extends upward from there. The observation peak is around 5 am on May 6.
■ Live broadcast on "SOLiVE24"The 24-hour live broadcast program "SOLiVE24" operated by the company broadcasts a special program from 23:00 on May 6 to 4:00 on 7th. Live broadcast of meteors from New Zealand and Japan (two locations planned) in the Southern Hemisphere.
The program can be viewed on TV (BS 910ch), YouTube "weathernews", and Nico Nico Live Broadcasting, in addition to "SOLiVE24 Ch." On the PC site "Weathernews" and the smartphone app "Weathernews Touch."