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Make A wish: May nights light up with shooting stars

JACKSON, MISS– Starting Friday night and through May 21, if the skies stay clear, you’ll be able to wish upon shooting stars. 

The apex of the natural light show is Friday and Saturday night, but they’ll be visible nightly through the 21st.

This is because the Earth is close to the tail of Halley’s Comet. The comet won’t be visible, and hasn’t been since 1986.

In order to get the best view, you’ll need to get away from the city lights, and give your eyes about 20 minutes to get acclimated to the darkness. You should be able to see anywhere from 10 to 20 shooting stars an hour.

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