A rare sight to be seen: On the night of July 28, two meteor showers will be at their peak

For those interested in space events, now the night of July 28 is going to be a rare, unique and fascinating event

A rare sight to be seen: On the night of July 28, two meteor showers will be at their peak

The giant '2008 GO20' asteroid, which has been discussed for the past several days, passed a safe distance from Earth. Although people couldn't see it as the distance is very high, for those interested in space events, now the night of July 28 is going to be a rare, unique and fascinating event, which can be seen even with the naked eye in the sky. On this night not one but two meteor showers will reach their peak simultaneously and illuminate the sky.

Both the Southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricorns meteorites are active today. Whenever two meteors are active at the same time, there is a difference of several days in the dates of their peak, but this time two different meteors will reach their peak on the same date.

However, the Moon will be about 75 percent brighter this night, which may slightly obstruct the brightness of these meteors. Nevertheless, if the sky remains clear, then this sight is going to be very visible. The special thing is that the Perseid meteorite, which is considered the most attractive of the year, has also started from July 17.

What are meteors

Dr. Shashibhushan Pandey, a scientist of Arya Bhatt Research and Observational Science Institute (ARIES), told that it will last till 26 August and will be at its peak on the night of 11 August. In those days, due to the small size and brightness of the moon, it will look even better.

What are meteors

Meteors are small pieces of space rock. As soon as these meteorites enter the Earth's atmosphere, they become extremely hot and burn due to the friction of the air. From Earth, it is visible as a shooting star or a falling star. When many meteorites fall on the earth, these meteors appear like a shower. Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through debris leftover from the disintegration of comets as it orbits. Meteor showers occur when particles of this debris enter the Earth's atmosphere and burn.