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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Rain of Shooting Stars

The Canarian Astrophysics Institute (IAC) announced yesterday that the best days to see the Perseid meteor shower, associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, are the nights of August 11th and 12th.

Although the maximum activity will occur at 18:29 hours (Universal Time) on Aug 12, the best time to view the Perseids, on both days, is in the early hours of the morning, once the moon has set.

The Perseids can be seen with naked eye, provided you don't have too much light interference nearby. If you live in the countryside (or even better, under clear Canary Island skies), you should be able to see the rain of stars perfectly from your own house.

La máxima actividad de las "Perseidas" se producirá el 12 de agosto

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