USA TODAY: Shooting stars light up South

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Shooting stars light up South

After a long, cold winter, skywatchers finally can enjoy a meteor shower late tonight without shivering, especially across portions of the southern USA. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, also known as the Aquarids, will put on a show “in the wee hours before dawn” Tuesday morning, according to astronomy website EarthSky. Though mainly visible in the tropics and in the Southern Hemisphere, people across the southern USA also should be able to enjoy the show. “The Aquarids can be viewed in the southeastern portion of the sky, with 10-20 meteors an hour at the peak prior to dawn on Tuesday,” according to AccuWeather meteorologist Mike Doll.

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