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Meteor Shower Expected Friday Night

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Sky watchers across the country and right here in the Valley could be in for a real treat this Friday. Astronomers are anticipating a new meteor shower.

They say the Earth will pass through the debris trail from Comet 209P/Linear for the first time, and all those particles could make for quite a show.

Some experts are predicting as many as 200 meteors per hour.

But since this particular comet track was laid down in the 1800s, there's no way to know for sure what we will see.

To watch for yourself, find someplace nice and dark and look up Friday, May 23rd beginning around 11:00 p.m.

Astronomers say the peak of the meteor shower should last through 1:00 a.m. but could be even longer.

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