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Get ready to wish upon a shooting star

03 August 2017 [17:50] - TODAY.AZ
By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

For many centuries, humans have been fascinated by the stars. Ancient civilizations believed that the stars represented various mythological entities.

Some stars are visible to the naked eye and very bright compared to other stellar objects. For this reason, most of them have a long history of being observed and studied by human beings.

Shooting stars make a spectacular sight in the night sky. The legend has it that wishing upon a shooting star makes the wish come true. 

On the night 11 by 12 August  ??it will be possible to observe Perseid meteor shower. So get ready to chase the shooting stars!

Usually the peak period of their activity dates to August 9-13. Unlike 2016, this year Azerbaijan’s residents will see less "shooting stars", ANAS reported.

At its peak on August 12-13, the Perseid shower will have a ZHR of 80-100 meteors-per- hour.

However, bright light of moon will prevent from seeing part of meteorites. 


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