August 9-11 is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, but unfortunately Sunday's full Moon will make it hard to see the meteors. Check out the sky earlier in the week to catch a few of these "shooting stars." A meteor is a bit of dust or rock that enters Earth's atmosphere and burns up. A fireball is a really bright meteor, sometimes leaving a streak of light across the night sky for an instant as it vaporizes. No telescope needed - just find a dark spot and watch the sky. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/
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