Gamma Delphinids rare meteor shower to reappear after 83 years

An unusually bright and rare meteor shower known as Gamma Delphinids is expected to appear on the sky on Wednesday night in the Western Hemisphere of the Earth. Meteors will appear flying at the speed of 57 kilometers per second.

This phenomenon is also referred to as "mystical" as it was recorded for the first time more than 80 years ago and had never been observed ever since. According to scientists, the probability to observe the meteor shower in 2013 and 2027 is the highest.

From NASA website: "The best way to see the gamma Delphinids is to go outside between midnight and dawn on the morning of June 11. Allow about 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. Lie on your back and look straight up. It is possible that some gamma Delphinids can appear as early as the night of June 10 starting at 9:30 p.m. local time, which marks the rise of the constellation Delphinus in the eastern sky. However, the peak of the shower is projected for early morning on June 11 around 4:30 a.m. local time, which roughly coincides with the time when Delphinus is highest in the sky."



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