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'Stellar nights' of meteor showers this weekend

 

August 10, 2018



Meteors, commonly known as shooting stars, will rain across Havre’s northern skies this weekend.

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the astronomical highlights of the year, astronomy hobbyist Steve Jamruszka of Havre said.

“This one should be pretty exciting,” Jamruszka said. “The weather forecast is going to cooperate, and so is the moon.”

This weekend’s new moon phase “essentially means no moon at all,” he added.

Meteors will therefore be highly visible, Time.com reports, unlike the 2017 Perseids that were obscured by a full moon.

The meteor shower, pronounced “p...



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