SUPER MOON AND A METEOR SHOWER TO LIGHT UP SKY ON SUNDAY

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By Miriam Raftery

August 8, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) - A “Super moon” and a meteor shower will both light up the sky this Sunday night, according to NASA.  The Super moon is caused by the Earth’s orbit bringing us closer to the moon, and it will be most visible in the early evening, appearing larger and brighter than usual.

The annual Perseid meteor shower will be at its most impressive from August 10th through the 13th, producing up to a 100 shooting stars an hour.  The meteor shower is actually caused by debris from the tail of a comet.

No need for a telescope, since both of these astronomical phenomenons will be visible with the naked eye.

Berendsen said the full moon will also bring extra high and low tides, making it extra fun for surfers.


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Keep Lookong Up

A full Moon will prevent you from seeing most of the meteors, might not see many. It's great to see a good one so go look at the sky. I did see one Perseid that was a fireball but that's not the norm. Grunion. It's also time for Grunion runs. You just have got to goto the beach and experience a grunion run. I went to South Mission beach to walk along the shore and and saw thousands of fish. Use The Google to find time and tide info.