World Asteroid Day Today!


New York: World Asteroid Day is observed globally on June 30 every year to raise public awareness about asteroid’s hazardous effect and the measures that should be taken in case of a near-earth object threat.

The day is observed annually to mark the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation.

The United Nations (UN) in 2016, declared 30 June as International Asteroid Day. As mentioned above, the date 30 June was chosen to observe each year the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation, which happened on 30 June 1908

World Asteroid Day is observed to spread awareness among the massed about the asteroid impact hazard.

According to NASA, the Tunguska explosion left a scene in Siberia, Russia, with little evidence of its origin except flattening 500,000 acres of uninhabited forest, scorching the land, creating “glowing clouds” and producing shock waves that were detected around the world.

It is very important to spread awareness and inform public about such asteroid impacts, the destruction it can cause, and any future possibilities.

Asteroids are small, rocky objects orbiting the Sun. They are also known as leftover material of the Solar System and found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Their size ranges from about the size of pebbles to around 600 miles across. There are several hundred thousand asteroids believed to exist in our Solar System.

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