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Attention Mumbaikars! Get ready to catch the meteor shower tonight

The people residing in the city of Mumbai should brace themselves for the beautiful Leonid meteor shower that can be experienced even with the naked eye today.

Attention Mumbaikars! Get ready to catch the meteor shower tonight
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The people residing in the city of Mumbai should brace themselves for the beautiful Leonid meteor shower that began yesterday and can be experienced even with the naked eye today.

For all the people living in less populated areas, you should grab a spot on the balcony or move up to the terrace to get a striking view of the meteor shower. A meteor shower is usually referred to as a number of meteors that appear to radiate from one point in the sky at a particular date each year due to the earth regularly passing through them at that position in its orbit.

According to experts, the best time to go stargazing is the days before, during and soon after each new moon. As the moon is not visible during this time in the night sky, it does not wash out the light from fainter stars. As a result, people will be able to witness thousands of stars with just the naked eye compared to a few hundred at other times. Moreover, the winter months are considered the best times for stargazing as that is when the constellations look the most breathtaking. In addition, the celestial bodies are also easier to recognize during this time.

Even though 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, in some ways 2020 has been a watershed moment for stargazers as they spent alone time underneath the blanket of stars.

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