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Google doodle celebrates the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower

By Ritu Singh | Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:52

Zee Media Bureau/Ritu Singh

New Delhi: Get ready to unravel the mysteries of the celestial world. Yes it is that time of the year when the sky will be inundated with the most splendid and vibrant meteor showers. With the Perseid meteor shower serenading the sky, Google has presented this natural phenomenon in the most spectacular and dreamy manner.
Google has created an interactive doodle to celebrate the Perseid Meteor Shower. The doodle depicts a medley of meteorite showers which is in the form of an animated celestial journey.

When you click on the doodle you will be transported into a space where the night sky shines bright and meteors run all across the sky. The serene and tranquil view of the night sky is criss-crossed with meteors and a shooting star.

Not only this, there is also a music icon for you to enjoy the view along with it.As you click on it, you will be welcomed with the soft background music sure to evoke a positive feeling.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in the month of August. It began on Saturday and is expected to finish on Wednesday.The shower takes place when the Swift-Tuttle comet loses parts of its celestial body as it enters the solar system.

This year the Perseid Meteor Shower happens to be at the same time as Super Moon. The supermoon will appear 16 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

First Published: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 09:41
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