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Meteor Shower: Watching the Event with the Help of the Star Chart App | Apps

A meteor shower takes place at dawn on Sunday (5). This phenomenon is called Eta Aquardeos and occurs annually when the Earth will pass a point where there are tracks of Halley's comet. The peak of the event will be between 2h and 2h30 in the morning and you can watch it live in the sky of Brazil or with the help of applications such as Star Chart. Available for Android and iPhone (iOS), the app performs playback on your mobile phone in the position where the user is. Different phenomena and sky views are reproduced on the Star Chart, such as the Solar System, stars, constellations and meteors. Here's how to use the Star Chart app to watch today's meteor shower.

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Picture of the 2018 Meteor Shower Photo: Divulgao / ExossPicture of the 2018 Meteor Shower Photo: Divulgao / Exoss

Picture of the 2018 Meteor Shower Photo: Divulgao / Exoss

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Step 1. Download and install the Star Chart app on your mobile. On the home screen, go to "Sky View", then continue to the search icon on the next screen.

Start Chart reproduces the sky and the position of the stars Photo: Reproduction / AdrianoStart Chart reproduces the sky and the position of the stars Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Start Chart reproduces the sky and the position of the stars Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Step 2. At the bottom of the search, select the third icon from left to right, and under "Enter text" type: Aquarius, and then the constellation Aquarius will appear in the search list, proceed by selecting it.

Aquarius constellation can be found for astronomical phenomenon observation Photo: Reproduction / AdrianoAquarius constellation can be found for astronomical phenomenon observation Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Aquarius constellation can be found for astronomical phenomenon observation Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Step 3. With the Aquarius Constellation displayed, you can otherwise search for the location of Eta Aquridas by tapping the screen and selecting the last icon in the Star Chart browser.

Several events can be found in the astronomical calendar that the app has. Photo: Reproduction / AdrianoSeveral events can be found in the astronomical calendar that the app has. Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Several events can be found in the astronomical calendar that the app has. Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Step 4. In the search engine type: "eta aqua", and then the Eta Aquariids result comes up, continue selecting it. In the message box that appears on the screen, go to "View", and then the Aquarius Constellation region will be displayed again.

Region of predicted astronomical phenomena can be found in the agenda Photo: Reproduction / AdrianoRegion of predicted astronomical phenomena can be found in the agenda Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Region of predicted astronomical phenomena can be found in the agenda Photo: Reproduction / Adriano

Ready. Now just wait for the Meteor Shower and point the phone's camera at the sky.