Camelopardalids - 05/22/14

There's a new meteor shower in town, folks!  Place a post-it note on the fridge to remind you about this amazing opportunity Friday night into Saturday morning.  A new meteor shower is set to stream across the sky and it has scientists buzzing. 

The new shower is associated with Comet209/LINEAR, which was discovered in 2004.  The earth will pass through the debris field from the comet, which could result in a meteor light show.  In fact, scientists are saying this could be the best meteor shower of the year. 

Where to look:  The best time will be between 1-3am looking north. 

For more information, check out this EarthSky article:  http://earthsky.org/space/comet-209p-linear-meteor-shower-storm-may-2014 

 

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