Meteor Shower To Lit Up Sky Tonight
A celebration is in store for stargazers who can look forward to see fireworks at midnight tonight in the form of meteor shower.
“The best time to watch the shooting stars is between 3 AM to 5 AM tomorrow,” according to SPACE Director C B Devgun. He also added that the phenomena can be observed in the northeast to northern directions in the sky.
The shooting stars will start at 12.30 AM. These beauties commonly known as Lyrids meteor showers, will be visible from the entire northern hemisphere in the constellation of Lyra.
Viewers are expected to see up to 20 “shooting stars” per hour. That rounds up to 1 in every 3 minutes.
The meteors have their origin from the Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher. The velocity of particles entering the Earth would be 49 km/sec, according to N Raghunandan Kumar who is the Secretary of Planetary Society of India.
Well, We all are in for a lil’ treat then, aren’t we ..!