The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2020 Peaks Tonight!

The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2020 Peaks Tonight!

Tonight (on the night of the 21st and the 22nd of April) anyone who wants can watch with the naked eye the maximum of the Lyrids meteor shower. An average of 10-15 meteors per hour are expected to fall! Lyrids are observed since 687 BC, but their behavior over the years is unpredictable and often brings surprises. The stream has repeatedly shown unexpected bursts of activity. In 1803 , at the maximum, have fallen more than 700 shooting stars per hours, and in 1922 – 1800! To spot the Lyrids, find a dark sky away from light pollution and look...
What is the Difference Between an Asteroid, a Meteor and a Meteorite?

What is the Difference Between an Asteroid, a Meteor and a Meteorite?

  The three are often mistaken – especially when two of them flew near the Earth in the same day, as happened about 10 days ago.Here you can find a short explanation. Asteroids are rocky objects in space smaller than planets. They’re sometimes called minor planets or planetoids, according to NASA It is believed to be the remains of the protoplanetary disk from which the planets in the Solar System are formed. Millions of asteroids circling in orbit around the Sun, about 750,000 of which in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Some have even their own satellites. The meteor is...