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Buzzing bugs, distractions hamper stargazing the Perseid meteor shower

Bug spray, avoiding light pollution doesn't always fix such problems

The starry nightsky with the milky way clear enough for people to see.
The Milky Way, as captured by a digital camera sensor, during this year’s Perseid meteor shower. The shower did not produce the spectacular light show that a group of Bellingham hikers had hoped to see. (Photo courtesy of Ken Harrison)
By Elliott Almond CDN Contributor
Planetariums herald the Perseid meteor shower as one of the greatest shows in the night sky. As a
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