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Howdy Gang, if your looking to beat the heat, this weekend is the Perseids Meteor shower.

Here is the link for more information: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/11...eatperseids.htm

The show begins between 9:00 and 10:00 pm on Sunday, August 12th, when Perseus rises in the northeast. This is the time to look for Perseid Earthgrazers--meteors that approach from the horizon and skim the atmosphere overhead like a stone skipping the surface of a pond.

As the night unfolds, Perseus climbs higher and the meteor rate will increase many-fold. "By 2 am on Monday morning, August 13th, dozens of Perseids may be flitting across the sky every hour." The crescendo comes before dawn when rates could exceed a meteor a minute.

Have fun and enjoy!!!! Jason :;):


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Hello Jason

Hope all is well. I was in Sedona in 97 or 98 and was watching the Leonids. Just at daybreak one or to hit the atmosphere and left the most beautiful smoke trails. One lasted 20 min. Also came out of the northeast heading south. Hope this shower produces some as well. Take care


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