National Meteor Watch Day is an annual celebration that is held on June 30th of each year. Nature has lots of things to admire and cherished. They give a new reason every day to be adored. Meteors are one among nature’s wonders that are commonly known as shooting stars. On a cloudless night, you can look at the sky in the hope of seeing the falling star. National Meteor Watch Day celebrates meteors and is a day that encourages people to look up at the skies and observe the wonder of nature’s celestial fireworks.
“As a kid, I’d lie awake at night and convince myself that a meteor was about to hit the Earth. It’s my fatalistic streak, which I’ve inherited from my mum. I firmly believe something cataclysmic is going to happen in my lifetime and I have to be prepared to run for my life when the time comes.” – Ellie Goulding
History of National Meteor Watch Day
The National Meteor Watch Day’s history and origin are anonymous. However, the Day intends to encourage people to turn their eyes to the skies in hopes of finding the glow of a falling star. Meteors are the shooting stars that occur as a result of the space dust and ice that enters the earth’s atmosphere. They are space particles known as meteoroids that will burn up with a flash of light when they enter the Earth’s atmosphere. Meteors will usually be as small as specks of dust and they will enter the atmosphere at high speeds. As a result, it will burn up and produce light as they streak across the night sky. Meteors can be seen with naked eyes when it is dark. When a group of meteors enters the Earth in clusters, then it is termed the meteor shower. Approximately, about 20 to 25 million meteors weighing nearly 100 tons are entering the Earth’s atmosphere every day. The tradition of wishing upon shooting stars can be traced back to 127 AD. According to Ptolemy, a Greek astronomer meteor is a result of when God occasionally liked to peer down on the Earth from up above.
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How to Celebrate National Meteor Watch Day
Celebrating the National Meteor Watch Day is quite simple. Get out of your home to watch if there is a meteor falling down. Know what meteor is all about and more about it in detail. Know when the next meteor is occurring to have a look at it. If you have seen a shooting star then make a wish. You can even organize a get-together to watch for the shooting star on a cloudless night. Share your Meteor Watch Day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #MeteorWatchDay.
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