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September 16, 2019

Rain of shooting stars, also visible from Romania

A rain of shooting stars, also visible from Romania, can be seen with the naked eye during August 11-13. According to officials from the “Amiral Vasile Urseanu” Astronomic Observatory, the rain of stars will reach its maximum visibility tomorrow night, but it can be seen only from outside towns. Astronomers recommend those interested by the phenomenon to watch the sky after midnight. According to observatory officials, the moon will be brighter on Wednesday night. As each year, this summer too, between July 17 and August 24, the Earth crosses the trajectory of a meteor cloud left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Upon entering the terrestrial atmosphere at a speed of 59 kms/second, the meteors sparkle and disintegrate.

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