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Meteors this week

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November 14, 2010 10:57AM
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Leonid meteor shower peaks this week
November 14, 2010 8:24 AM
By JESSICA CEJNAR, staff writer

BARSTOW • Barstow residents who can brave the cold this week should find a dark spot Wednesday night and look up.

The Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, offering stargazers a chance to see more than 15 meteors an hour. With a half-full moon setting after midnight, the best time to view the shower is just before dawn, according to NASA scientists.

The Leonid meteors originated from the comet Tempel-Tuttle and in the past has attained the status of meteor storm, capable of producing hundreds of meteors an hour. Even though the shower peaks this week, it remains active until Nov. 28, according to NASA......


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