shooting star http://wfpl.org en Meteor Shower Expected to Light Up Louisville's Sky Early Saturday http://wfpl.org/post/meteor-shower-expected-light-louisvilles-sky-early-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Celestial debris scattered by a comet more than a century ago is expected to produce an impressive meteor shower this weekend for the Louisville area.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Louisville Professor of Atmospheric Physics Dr. Tim Dowling says the Earth will pass through a debris field from Comet </span>209P<span style="line-height: 1.5;">/LINEAR late Friday into Saturday, with the display visible in the northern sky. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:06:28 +0000 Rick Howlett 9405 at http://wfpl.org Meteor Shower Expected to Light Up Louisville's Sky Early Saturday Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak This Weekend http://wfpl.org/post/perseid-meteor-shower-peak-weekend <p>The peak viewing period for the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dozens of meteors may be visible to the naked eye at certain times.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They&#39;re the result of Earth passing through a debris field from the Swift-Tuttle comet.</p><p>Eastern Kentucky University physics professor Marco Ciocca says it&rsquo;s not the only time meteors and other space material make their mark over Kentucky.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:02:51 +0000 Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio and Rick Howlett 1270 at http://wfpl.org Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak This Weekend