Thursday, August 12, 2010

(NEWS) Israelis Prepare For The Perseid Meteor Shower Show

"Skies throughout the Holy Land were a bright blue Thursday, clearing the way for Israelis to hopefully get a good view at night of the upcoming Perseid Meteor shower.

The annual 'show' is actually expected to light up the skies overnight Thursday for everyone living in the northern hemisphere. The moon is just a few days past 'new' at this, the peak of the shower, contributing little if any moonlight to compete with the glow of the faint meteors, which appear as shooting stars.

Viewers should expect to see a maximum of a few dozen meteors per hour, according to the Star stargazing web site."

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