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Meteor Shower-Get Your Wishes Ready

by Steve Templeton

KMOV.com

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 3:29 PM

If you want to wish upon a falling star, Tuesday night and Wednesday night you'll have plenty of opportunity. The perseid meteor shower (A.K.A. falling stars) will peak Tuesday night and Wednesday night (Aug. 11th-12th).

You'll want to look to the Northeast sky to see these meteors burning up in the Earth's atmopshere. They originate from an area in the sky where the Perseus constellation is located, thus the name "Perseid meteor shower". Between Midnight and 5:00 AM is best for viewing dozens of meteors per hour.

Click here for a link from NASA with more information

Tonight's Forecast: Clear, Becoming Less Humid, some patchy fog towards daybreak.
9PM=75
Midnight=70
5AM=65

Good luck and enjoy!
Steve Templeton

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