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  • Mona Evans

    Perseid radiant. The radiant is the area where the meteors in a shower seem to originate. People in the northern hemisphere get the best view of the Perseids because in the southern hemisphere the radiant is below the horizon. Southern hemisphere observers can still see a worthwhile number of meteors coming up from the horizon. Mona Evans, "Meteor Shower - the Perseids"

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