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Ohioans expected to get meteor show

Updated: Friday, May 23 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

   COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Clear skies predicted for much of Ohio should make for prime viewing for a meteor shower early Saturday.

   That's when our planet will pass by debris from Comet 209P/Linear. The dusty debris is what creates the meteor shower. Scientists believe the shower could produce three, four or more -- possibly a few hundred more -- shooting stars per minute.

   Experts say the shower should peak from around 2 a.m. until nearly dawn. Some observatories around the state are opening their doors to visitors who want a better look, although the show will be visible to the naked eye throughout North America.

   Comet 209P/Linear was discovered in 2004. It will be about 7.6 million miles from Earth on Saturday.

   The shower's name is Camelopardalids. It's named after the giraffe constellation.

Ohioans expected to get meteor show


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