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Quadrantid Meteor Shower

The Quadrantid meteor shower occurs in January every year. The radiant of the shower lies in the Bootes constellation. Cause of meteor showers The meteor showers are caused due to debris or trail of dust left by a comet. When the earth moves through the left-over dust particles, they catch fire. How do they fire ..

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‘Leonids Meteor Shower’- Important Facts

The annual Leonids Meteor Shower has started and will be active between November 6 and 30, 2021. Highlights The Meteor Shower will reach its peak on November 17. Peak time of the meteor shower comes when Planet Earth passes through densest part of the debris. On November 17, viewers from earth will witness bits of ..

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What is Lyrid Meteor Shower?

The Lyrid Meteor shower is active each year in the month of April. In 2021, they are expected to begin on April 19, 2021. They are generally referred to as April Lyrids. About Lyrid Meteor Shower The radiant of the meteor shower is located in constellation Lyra. Radiant of a meteor shower is the point ..

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What are Geminids Meteor Shower?

The Geminids Meteor Showers are to be the strongest between December 4 and December 20. Soon after the Geminids Meteor Shower, the Ursid Meteor showers are to occur between December 17 and December 26. The Geminids are expected at about 60 meteors per hour and the Ursids at five to ten per hour. Meteor Showers ..

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Leonid Meteor Showers to reach their peak in India

The Leonid Meteor Showers are to reach their peak in India between November 17, 2020 and November 18, 2020. For the year 2020, these showers are active between November 6 and November 30. What are Leonid Showers? The Leonids emerge from the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The comet takes 33 years to complete one revolution around the ..

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Perseid Meteor Shower

Every Year the Perseid meteor shower happens in August, as Earth travels through the remnant tail of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. In November, when earth moves through the remnants of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, it causes Leonid meteor shower. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus.

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