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February 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Saturday Memo: More meteors? … tux/costume discounts … kangaroo cam

National Weather Service forecast

Holiday weekend weather: Well, Friday’s sun break didn’t last long. Sunrise is now at 7:12 a.m. and sunset at 5:34 p.m., give or take a minute, but you won’t see much of the sun between those two points.

(Update: You win! It’s sunny right now.)

More meteors? A California science institute has received numerous reports of a bright streak of light Friday night over the San Francisco area, but it’s not clear what the object was.

Cuba, too, apparently experienced what appears to be another meteor explosion, in which residents were startled by a bright flash and a boom, according to island media.

No reports here, though that said …

Jim DeAmbrosio, the eagle, and his wife, Diane, the rabbit, model two of their favorite costume heads. The last owners of Brocklind’s are closing the business Saturday after 106 years. (Photo by Alan Berner / Seattle Times)

One Seattle firecracker will be flaring out tonight: After 106 years, Brocklind’s tuxedo and costume shop will be selling its final tux — and its final gorilla suit — today before the Capitol Hill store closes down for good. Discount prices abound for those looking for rabbit and eagle heads (see right), white tux shoes ($10) and more before 6 p.m. today.

It’s Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium: If the kids (or you!) are chomping at the bit to see some wildlife this weekend, the aquarium would be a great place to visit. Divers will swim with octopi daily at noon.

Not so hot on leaving the house today? Then tune into Woodland Park Zoo’s livecam on a mama tree kangaroo and her joey. If you catch them in action, you’ll be glued to your seat for a little bit.

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