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Meteor shower tonight is likely to be good

2 years 2 months 1 week ago Wednesday, August 12 2015 Aug 12, 2015 August 12, 2015 1:19 PM August 12, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON- There's quite a show coming up tonight in the skies. 

The oldest meteor shower known to Earth -- the Perseids -- should be especially vivid tonight, peaking at around 3 a.m., local time. 

A NASA expert says it's because the moon is "almost new" -- so there won't be any moonlight to "mess with the show."

In areas where the weather is good, sky-watchers should be able to see one shooting star a minute.

The best way to see it is to lie down and look up -- no telescopes needed.

Check out Josh Eachus' noon forecast for more on viewing the meteor shower in Baton Rouge.

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