New Meteor Shower on Tap Tonight: How to See It

On Friday night and early Saturday morning (May 23-24), Earth will plow through debris shed over the years by Comet 209P/LINEAR.

Published On 05/23/2014
9:15 AM EDT
A new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids, will make their first night sky appearance on May 23 and 24, 2014. Created by the Comet 209P/LINEAR, the meteors will appear to radiate out from the constellation Camelopardalis (center, giraffe shape). | Science@NASA