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Light show in the night sky

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Friday night is a good night for stargazing.

For the first time, Earth is passing through debris from a comet discovered 10 years ago. It could lead to quite a meteor shower.

Experts at Albany's Wetherbee Planetarium say it should peak around 2 a.m. Program Coordinator Lisa Lofton said, "A shooting star typically when you see what we would call a rogue one, it's just one at a time, but because we're going through a trail, a comet trail, then we're catching the debris of that comet trail, and we get to see a whole lot more all at one time."

Since this meteor shower has never happened before, scientists aren't sure what to expect.

 

They say it could produce anywhere from three or four shooting stars per minute up to hundreds. 

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