Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicMeteor shower

Topic: Meteor shower

This is how you can see Leonids, annual November meteor showers that peak on 17th of the month

Leonids occur when Earth passes through trail left behind by Tempel-Tuttle comet on its 33-year orbit around Sun. They are called Leonids as they radiate from Leo constellation.

Celestial fireworks tonight as Geminids meteor shower set to peak

The meteor shower is intensifying every year, and is best viewed between 2 am and 3 am. 

Leonid meteor shower set to peak tomorrow, will send shooting stars across the sky

During the peak, 10 to 15 meteors are likely to be visible every hour. The phenomenon will be best viewed after midnight and before dawn Tuesday and Wednesday.

Look up to see celestial fireworks tonight, Persied meteor shower set to peak

One of the three strongest meteor showers, Perseids will be visible all over India and seen throughout the night.

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India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

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