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Panchchuli Meteor

By: Ajay Talwar

 

Region: Asia

Site: Uttarakhand - India

Date: 2016 Feb 1

A meteor streaks the northern India night sky above the town of Munsiyari in Uttarakhand. The Panchchuli peaks, a group of five snow-capped Himalayan peaks, appear in the view. The highest peak reaches 6,904 metres (22,651 ft). From the photographer: "Panchchuli has an interesting lore from the Mahabharat, the ancient Indian epic. The five Pandavas left for their heavenly abode after cooking their last meal on the five Panchchuli peaks." Ajaytalwar.com

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