Shooting stars(Meteor Showers)!!! When and where to see?
Stargazing! Many people are fascinated by this thought, some even find solace by staring at the sky. Just imagine lying down and staring at the empty(without any fear of being judged by someone)sky, and getting lost within your thoughts and cherishing that moment! isn’t it delightful? If you’re lucky enough you can see shooting stars/meteor showers. well!! Life usually doesn’t give a chance to write your own destiny you can try ur luck on these dates; what I mean is, such naturally occurring astronomical events happens recurringly which were already defined by space organizations like NASA in the calendar year(in most cases). So you can look out for these occurring’s, like all u guys even I’m waiting for an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the sky and the immense mysteries it has to offer. Fingers crossed, here are the names and dates
Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus and are one of the brightest meteor showers of the year which occur every year between July 17 and August 24 and tend to peak around August 9-13. In order to see the shower, you don’t need any special equipment. You just pray for a clear sky and a lot of patience. For perfect timings and when to look, where to look check here.
Named after the constellation Orion, The Orionid meteors are debris left behind by Comet Halley. Which Will be active in October of every year, peaking at 20-22. The rate's going to be about 30, 40 per hour, but the moonlight will wash out most of those meteors. If you want to have a look at them look at last hour or two before dawn, the moon might have set in time for you to catch a few.
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Occurring annually in the month of November, usually peaking on 17-18 of the month, Leonids is the debris of the Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Which is visible when Earth moves through the meteoroid stream of the comet. This shower is the norm for its periodic storms which will result in as high as 55000 meteors per hour, however as per sources they aren’t any storms be expected this year. Since you may witness 10-15 meteors per hour that too will be obstructed by moonlight, so to view hope for a dark sky with the absence of moonlight.
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Peaking on the 14th-15th night of December, geminids are considered as the most spectacular meteor shower in the year. Named after it’s constellation Gemini, it has the sightings of 120 meteors for an hour at its peak. Unlike other meteor showers, geminids is associated with an asteroid named 3200 pathogen. You don’t have to use any special equipment to view the show, just hope for a clear and dark sky and a little bit of patience.
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