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Meteor Shower Visible in Indiana Tonight

8/12/2010

The annual Perseid meteor shower occurs Thursday night as the earth passes through the trail left from an ancient comet called Swift-Tuttle.

Tiny particles hit the atmosphere, resulting in luminous streaks across the sky.

Appearing on the WIBC Morning News Thursday, Brian Murphy with the Holcomb Observatory at Butler University says it should be easy to see.

Listen to the interview:


In Indiana the shower should be most visible after 11:00 p.m. until dawn in the northeast sky.

Murphy recommends viewing the event in a rural area, away from city light.
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