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VIDEO: Shooting Star LIVE in Tim's Forecast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - You might have missed your chance to see the Leonid Meteor shower. But one flew right behind Tim during his LIVE forecast Thursday on First Coast News at 11:00.

The meteors that light up the night sky are actually tiny pea- and sand-sized bits of dust crumbling off the Tempel-Tuttle comet as it swings by the Earth. The shower gets its name from the constellation Leo, from which the meteors appear to radiate.

A bright half moon, rising after midnight, might drown out the rest of the show.

There's another meteor shower, though, the Geminids, coming around Dec. 14. When they're their best, you may see 100 shooting stars an hour.

 

September Marks Historical Peak of Hurricane Season

September 10th marked the annual historical peak of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season and Florida Division of Emergency Management officials urge residents and visitors to stay prepared. As this year’s season has already been very active, Division officials caution residents that the 2011 season runs through November 30th and several more tropical developments are still possible. To date, the National Hurricane Center has identified twelve named tropical storms, two of which have reached hurricane status.

September Marks Historical Peak of Hurricane Season

September 10th marked the annual historical peak of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season and Florida Division of Emergency Management officials urge residents and visitors to stay prepared. As this year’s season has already been very active, Division officials caution residents that the 2011 season runs through November 30th and several more tropical developments are still possible. To date, the National Hurricane Center has identified twelve named tropical storms, two of which have reached hurricane status.