Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2014
By Kadri
If you've just missed the peak of Eta Aquariids and can't wait until Perseid meteors, there's still hope to see a possibly great meteor shower before the night sky gets to bright and nights too short.

The new meteor shower named May Camelopardalids is predicted to happen on May 24th, originating from the periodic comet 209P/LINEAR with the radiant in the constellation Camelopardalis. That might be a potentially great sight for northern hemisphere observers.

NASA scientists are predicting that it might rival the Perseid meteor shower, with different forecasts saying the peak might be 100 to 400 meteors per hour, or it might be even a meteor storm with more than 1000 meteors per hour.

Now there's a reason to wake up before dawn to go and do some stargazing.

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