This whole week is going to be very wonderful for the space lovers. The meteor showers that started on 6th November are going to be in full swing on 16th and 17th November. Not only this, this rain of meteorites will continue till November 30. According to scientists, our earth is going to pass through the densest part of meteorites on November 17, during which the view in the sky will be heart-stopping.
For Astronomers and Skywatchers, from the night of November 17 to November 19, the view of the sky will be heart-stopping. Actually, this month there is going to be two meteor showers, out of which one Leonid Meteor Shower is going to happen these days. Astronomers are very excited about the amazing sights that the stars falling from the sky are going to create.
Comet takes 33 years to revolve around the sun
Leonid has become active in the first week of November. These come from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle and over the centuries, a large number of falling stars illuminate the sky during this time. Sometimes hundreds of stars can be seen in an hour. This comet takes 33 years to orbit the sun. The US space agency NASA says that 15 meteorites can come towards Earth every hour.
During this time the speed of any meteorite can be 71 km per second. The color of these meteorites is very bright and due to this, a view like Diwali is seen in the sky. Sometimes hundreds of stars can be seen in an hour. However, the American Meteor Society (AMS) says that it is difficult to see such heavy rains in our lives. It is possible that in the year 2030 we will get such rain.
how to watch in india
Meteor showers can be seen at night on any day in India. However, after midnight on November 17, they can be seen very strictly if the sky is clear. However, they will be difficult to see under cloud, pollution or high light. There will be a possibility of seeing more stars than lying on the ground. Coming from the direction of the constellation Leo, they can be seen.