Wake the neighbors, the show's about to start!

Interestingly, a comet that no one has ever seen has left behind cosmic debris that briefly light up the night sky once a year.

The Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower will reach it's peak as the planet Earth moves right through it all this Thursday night, November 21st.  Here on the east coast, the best time to view the burning fireballs in the sky will be anywhere between 11:30 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. Friday.  Folks a lot smarter than us, and that ain't saying much, are predicting the peak at 11:50 p.m.

Here in Maine, face towards the east-southeast while not focusing on a particular part of the sky.

Remember, the show could be brief but very impressive!  So, don't blink!

At this point, Thursday is supposed to be a mostly sunny day according to the National Weather Service, but clouds will be developing throughout Thursday night.  Let's hope that they hold off for the show.

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