National Meteor Day
Modern films frighten and fascinate with the prospect of a collision of the Earth with celestial objects, find out reliable information about astronomical mysteries on National Meteor Day on June 30. Do you learn there is a huge fundamental difference between meteorites?
The International Union of Astronomers gave a specific definition of a meteor in 1961, calling it an object moving in outer space and possessing a solid, tangible structure. Scientists began to study these subjects in detail, when a technical opportunity appeared. However, the basic knowledge of astronomy formed in ancient civilizations and was based on observation.
A space object has been in the Galaxy for millions of years and moves at great speed along a certain trajectory before entering the atmosphere and falling to the surface of the Earth under the influence of gravity.
- Meteors are called space rocks.
- In 1920, the largest meteorite that landed on the African continent was discovered. The object weighed 60 tons. Metal and iron particles were found in its composition
- In the first half of the XIX century, a storm was observed in the United States, created by the simultaneous movement of thousands of meteors.
There are cases when meteors falling to Earth cause the destruction of houses, injuries, and deaths of people.
How to celebrate
Get to know the romantic sides of the holiday and, after dark, go to the roof to watch the stars. Invite a pleasant companion. This evening will be unforgettable. It is best to go out of town, where the sky is cleaner and clearer. Lay a blanket on the car, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of the night. Make a wish if you see a shooting star. Create a video, if you manage to witness the fall of a meteor, it will leave a noticeable bright trace!
When is National Meteor Day celebrated in 2022?
National Meteor Day is observed on June 30 each year.