Today is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone which focuses on the need to protect the Earth from depletion of its most precious ozone layer, located in the lower portion of the stratosphere and prevents most harmful ultraviolet radiations emitted from the Sun.
The commemoration of the Preservation of the Ozone Layer day offers an opportunity around the world to focus attention on catastrophic effects on the planet from depletion of the allotrope of oxygen layer by human action. Ozone layer is formed by three atoms of oxygen.
Antarctica has been the earliest known victim of the massive hole in the ozone layer leading to melting of the icecaps. Thus, September 16 is been celebrated as the International Ozone Day to promote, educate and spreading awareness about fragility of the Ozone layer and how we can better improve our environment.