Aquarid meteor shower to peak early Friday

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The Aquarid meteor shower will peak overnight Thursday into early Friday.

According to EarthSky, the best time to view the show will be in the predawn hours of Friday between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. They say as many as 20 to 40 meteors could be visible per hour.

Because the shower correlates with a new moon, Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says they will be slightly easier to spot. 

For more on the shower, visit EarthSky.com.

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