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Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
I did notice an extremely bright star in the East last night quite low down in the sky... is this what some posters are on about ?? I took it to be a planet or something ??
Stargazers who cast their eyes skyward Thursday should enjoy two-for-one celestial treats.
A heavenly threesome will appear after dusk, when a trio of planets glides above a fragile crescent moon. Later, the fabled Perseid meteor shower will adorn the night with up to 50 shooting stars an hour.
"This is the astronomy night of the summer," said Arnold Pearlstein, who writes an astronomy column for the Sun Sentinel and teaches science for Miami-Dade schools. "The Perseid is one of the top showers of the year."