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Meteor shower lights up LI skies Sunday night

Stargazers were in for a treat with incredible show in the skies above Long Island Sunday night. The annual Perseid meteor shower is set to cover the sky. Astronomers say scores of meteors will blaze

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2013, 5:52 PM

Updated 3,936 days ago

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Meteor shower lights up LI skies Sunday night

Stargazers were in for a treat with incredible show in the skies above Long Island Sunday night.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is set to cover the sky. Astronomers say scores of meteors will blaze across the night sky into the early hours of Monday. It's possible that about one meteor per minute will be visible.

News 12 Long Island Meteorologist Samantha Augeri says Sunday night's forecast calls for initially clear skies, with increasing clouds. She says meteor viewing conditions will be best earlier in the night, before clouds increase too much and blot out the show.

Many state parks will be open tonight until dawn free of charge. The only catch: visitors need to watch from the parking lots, and not the beaches.


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