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Steve Templeton outlines weekend meteor shower

by Steve Templeton

KMOV.com

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Updated yesterday at 3:30 PM

This weekend, earth will pass through debris that was left behind from Halley's Comet.  This will create a meteor shower with estimates of 15 meteors per hour.  Here is a link of a map on where to look Saturday morning when the meteor shower will be best viewed. 

By the way, a meteor is the name given to debris burning up in the earth's atmosphere.  A meteoroid is the name give to the debris when it's floating in space.  And a meteorite is the name given to the debris if it survives earth's atmosphere and lands on the surface of earth. 

-4Warn Chief Meteorologist, Steve Templeton

 

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