Head of the National Institute for Astronomical Research in Egypt, Gad Al-Qadi, revealed that the sky of Cairo will witness a new astronomical phenomenon today, Sunday and tomorrow, Monday.Al-Qadi added that the phenomenon is a group of meteors called “the Rubaiyat meteor shower.”
He estimated the number of meteors in this shower to be more than 40 meteors per hour, pointing out that “this occurs when the sky is completely dark, and these meteors are caused by the remnants of an ancient asteroid known as (EH1 2003) that was discovered in 2003, according to the“ Echo Al Balad ”website. “.
He pointed out that “this asteroid revolves around the sun every 5 and a half years, and the humpback moon will be blocked by most of the faint meteors this year.”
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