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Live Broadcast of Meteor Shower to Be Available on NASA Meteor Watch Facebook Page

Across the Northern Hemisphere, sky watchers will be treated to a stunning array of meteors streaking overhead from late Sunday into early Monday

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Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Print this page Comments Science & Health Perseid Meteor Shower to Peak This Week By VOA News August 11, 2019 11:09 PM A photographer sets up his camera hoping to document the universal phenomenon of the Perseid Meteor Shower, in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. (H. Elrasam/VOA) A photographer sets up his camera hoping to document the universal phenomenon of the Perseid Meteor Shower, in the Valley of Whales, in Fayoum, Egypt, Aug. 12, 2017. VOA

The best meteor shower of the year is upon us.

Across the Northern Hemisphere, sky watchers will be treated to a stunning array of meteors streaking overhead from late Sunday into early Monday, as well as Monday night into early Tuesday.

The Perseids occur when Earth enters the debris field left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Earth entered the debris field in late July, but this weekend will be the peak, with as many as 50 meteors streaking by every hour. The Earth will exit the debris field in late August.

According to NASA, a live broadcast of the meteor shower from a camera in Huntsville, Alabama, will be available on the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook page after 8 p.m. EDT Sunday (0000 UTC Monday).

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For best viewing, NASA recommends going away from bright city lights to darker areas.

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The meteors can be seen in all directions, NASA says. And all you need are your eyes; no binoculars or telescopes required. People should give their eyes about 30 minutes to adjust to the dark, NASA adds. (VOA)

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Now Watch I-Day Celebrations Live on YouTube

According to Prasar Bharati, the partnership has also played a key role in creating a mindshare for the public broadcaster among the young audience who are digitally savvy and are increasingly consuming media through smartphones and other devices

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FILE - Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

As part of Google’s collaboration with India’s largest public broadcasting agency Prasar Bharati, events of national importance like the Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations will be live telecast on YouTube and Google Search.

Viewers from across the globe will be able to watch full parade and Prime Minister’s speech live on Doordarshan’s YouTube channel, as India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on Thursday, the internet giant said in a Tuesday statement.

The live stream will commence at 6:30 a.m. IST. The link to the YouTube live feed will be made available on Google Search – both mobile phones and desktop – when users search for ‘India Independence Day’.

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FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

The best of Prasar Bharati’s broadcast programming will also be brought to digital users across age-groups, in varied languages.

“Google will also work towards digitising a wealth of content from over two decades from All India Radio and Doordarshan on Google Arts & Culture, and host digital archives of Prasar Bharati in over 12 Indian languages on YouTube,” Google, which owns Youtube, said.

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According to Prasar Bharati, the partnership has also played a key role in creating a mindshare for the public broadcaster among the young audience who are digitally savvy and are increasingly consuming media through smartphones and other devices. (IANS)