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For lovers of astronomical events… the Orionine meteor shower 20 meteors per hour in the sky


Written by Mahmoud Ragheb

Friday, October 20, 2023 01:00 AM

Today, Friday, October 20, Earth will witness a shower Orianides meteorsIt is a moderate meteor shower, with the number of meteors reaching 20 per hour at its peak.

The Orianid meteors are the result of Earth entering the dusty remnants of Halley’s Comet as they enter Earth’s atmosphere and burn up in the form of meteors.

The first quarter moon will obscure some faint meteors that night, and after midnight the best view will be from a completely dark location away from city lights. its name, but they can appear elsewhere in the sky.

Dr. Ashraf Tadroz, professor of astronomy at the National Astronomical Research Institute, confirmed that the alignment of the planets in the sky has nothing to do with the occurrence of earthquakes on Earth. If it were true, it would have been discovered by astronomers hundreds of years ago, pointing out that astronomical phenomena are fun to watch and enthusiasts want to follow them, the weather is clear and the sky is cloudy. , was also photographed free of dust and steam.

He added: “Remember that nocturnal events do no harm to a person’s health or his daily activities on earth, but daytime events associated with the sun are dangerous to the human eye, because looking at the sun with the naked eye is usually harmful. Eye lot.”

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