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Meteor showers due to light tomorrow's sky

A STRONG display by the yearly Leonid meteor showers will hit Shanghai tomorrow night, astronomers told today's Oriental Morning Post.

During the meteor burst, the strongest since the previous one on November 18, 2001, observers may be able to see about 300 falling stars an hour, said Wang Sichao, researcher with the Nanjing-based Purple Mountain Observatory.

The meteors are due to last from 4pm tomorrow until 8am on Wednesday, with strong bursts expected about 5:50am on Wednesday. However, most will be dim and not easily seen by the naked eye, Wang noted.


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