Kolkata Likely To Witness Rare Meteor Shower


Kolkata: The city of Joy likely to witness the year’s best Meteor Shower. The shower will be seen at the end of this week. The meteor shower name is Orionid.

According to the information given on a website named Space.com, on the night of 21st and 22nd October, the meteor shower will be seen in the sky of Kolkata. 15-20 meteors per hour should be visible.

The Orionid meteor shower is set to peak this week overnight on the night of Oct. 21-22, but the moon will lead to subpar views for this night sky display. The meteors that streak across the sky are some of the fastest among meteor showers, because the Earth is hitting a stream of particles almost head on.