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There is a special day on June 30 which is called Meteor Watch Day. In this day you may look up the skies and behold the wonder of nature’s celestial fireworks, meteors.
It is commonly known as shooting stars. The meteors are space particles known as meteoroids that burn up with a flash of light when they enter the Earth’s atmosphere. Though the fact that meteors can only be seen by the naked eye when it is dark, they enter the Earth’s atmosphere all the time.
It is estimated that about 20 to 25 million meteors weighing about 100 tons in total enter the Earth’s atmosphere every day! You know that meteors that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and hit the ground are called meteorites?
Meteors can sometimes enter the Earth in clusters. When this phenomenon happens the event is known as a meteor shower. Some meteor showers happen at the same time every year. We have some interesting articles about the meteor showers which you may read here.
You know this special holiday is called National Meteor Watch Day or Meteor Day. So for celebrating this special day just have a meteor watching party with friends. Have a nice and unforgettable day.
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