Stargazers prepare for Perseids shower

August 11, 2009 10:39:45 AM PDT
Stargazers are preparing to feast their eyes on an annual celestial event Tuesday night.

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The Perseids meteor shower is expected to peak between midnight Tuesday and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The rocky debris from a wandering comet will light up the night sky with bright streaks and blazing fireballs.

Astronomers suggest viewers give their eyes 15 minutes to adjust to the darkness. They also recommend getting far away from city lights and not using binoculars or telescopes so you can view a wider space.

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