Kolkata to witness meteor show on Nov 17

 
 “The Leonid meteor shower, the most prominent of meteor showers that occur from time to time will peak on November 17 and early November 18 at around 3 am,” said M P Birla Planetarium Director Debiprosad Duari.

The meteor showers are expected about November 16 each year, as the earth passes through debris of the periodic comet P-55/Temple Tuttle.

 “As the night progresses, the number of meteors is expected to rise and if the forecast timings are accurate, it may peak between 3:04 am and 3:14 am on November 18 numbering hundreds per hour. But this time the meteors will be much faster and of short duration,” he said adding the phenomenon would be visible in Asia parts and eastern Europe.

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