Saturday/ the weather’s fine but there may be a meteor shower

The Leonids made for a prolific meteor shower. Here is a famous depiction of the 1833 meteor storm [Source: Wikipedia].

‘Here is the news 
Coming to you every hour on the hour 
Here is the news 
The weather’s fine but there may be a meteor shower’
Songwriter: Jeff Lynne
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra, Album: Time (1981)
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One of the downsides of living in the city is that the night sky is not dark enough to see faint stars and meteors.   Saturday and Sunday nights were good ones for the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, and one viewer here sent in a nice ‘shooting star’ video clip to the local TV news station.  The Perseids are starting to appear as well, and should peak August 11, 12 and 13.  These are known as the best summer meteor shower, with 50 or more meteors per hour.

Graphic from the USA Today (via web site skyandtelescope.com), indicating where to look for Delta Aquarid meteors.

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