Friday, November 17, 2006

Keep looking up!

The Leonid meteor showers peak tomorrow night around midnight. In North America, the best viewing will be in New England and New York, but if it's a clear night the rest of the country could see as many as 10 to 20 meteors per hour. These meteors are the remains of Comet Tempel-Tuttle which last passed us by in 1998, so a lot of debris will be hitting the atmosphere.

The new moon skies of southeast Missouri are crystal clear and the mosquitoes aren't biting like they were during August's Perseids. So, as the last (usually crummy) sketch ends on Saturday Night Live, head out and look up.

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