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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.

May 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