International Asteroid Day 2022

International Asteroid Day 2022 – Every year, International Asteroid Day is observed on June 30th across the world in order to create awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth, its families, communities, and future generations from a catastrophic event. this day is also known as Asteroid Day.

  • World Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual UN-sanctioned global awareness campaign event.
  • It also marks the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event of 1908. 

World Asteroid Day 2022 Date

  • Annually, World Asteroid Day 2022 is observed on June 30. The day aims to raise awareness about the risks of an asteroid impact.

International Asteroid Day 2022: History

  • UN General Assembly passed a resolution in order to “observe each year at the international level the anniversary of the Tunguska impact over Siberia, Russian Federation in December 2016.
  • The Association of Space Explorers proposed the idea to observe World Asteroid Day and was endorsed by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).
  • The first International Asteroid Day took place in 2015.
  • The day marks the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event. the event was held on 30th June 1908.
  • the Siberian Tunguska event was the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history.

International Asteroid Day 2022: Theme

  • The theme of Asteroid Day 2022 is “small is beautiful.”

Siberian Tunguska event

  • according to reports, On 30th June 1908, it was a massive explosion that was occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate (now Krasnoyarsk Krai), Russia. The massive explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened an estimated 80 million trees over an area of 2,150 km (830 sq mi) of the forest (Wikipedia)

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