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Please explain the meaning of the following quote: ''Viewers as far apart as Kent,...

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tinacullen-13 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM via web

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Please explain the meaning of the following quote: ''Viewers as far apart as Kent, Yorkshire, and Dundee have been phoning in to tell me that instead of the rain Ipromised yesterday, they've had a downpour of shootingstars!''

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choucksolace | College Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 21, 2013 at 9:41 PM (Answer #1)

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A weather forecaster is remarking that although he had predicted rain, an unexpected meteor shower had occurred instead. The "shooting stars" are actually not meteorites at all; they are the visible light from the casting of magical spells. Although the Wizarding world prefers to conceal itself and remain separate from the Muggle world, Muggles do occasionally catch a glimpse of magical happenings. However, the Muggles tend to explain away the strange phenomenon rather than consider the magic might be possible, thereby preserving the Wizarding world's secrecy.

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