From: LARRY KLAES (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 09 2002 - 07:19:32 PDT
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Subject: Weekend Meteor Watch (and more)
Space Weather News for August 8, 2002
METEOR SHOWER: The peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower is still days
away, but sky watchers are already seeing plenty of shooting stars. In
recent days, 15 to 25 meteors per hour have streaked across the northern
sky during the hours just before dawn. Activity should intensify--perhaps
impressively so--on August 12th and 13th when the shower peaks.
VENUS AND THE MOON: The planet Venus is so bright this week you can see it
before nightfall. On Sunday evening, August 11th, the slender crescent
Moon will glide by Venus. Together the pair will be truly eye-catching.
Visit spaceweather.com for more information about these events, including
a movie of two bright Perseid meteors recorded on August 8th.
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