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Brand New Meteor Shower: Camelopardalid | May 23-24

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:00 pm to 12:00 am | Cost: FREE
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Event Details

In the late night of May 23, 2014, the Earth will pass through the debris field left behind by a small comet known as P/209 LINEAR. Astronomers are predicting that this interaction may result in a brief, but intense burst of meteor activity that could range from dozens to hundreds of meteors per hour.

Possible Meteor Shower: Camelopardalid
Friday, May 23, 2014 | 10 pm to 12 am
San Francisco Bay Area

Models suggest that the best viewing hours for this new meteor shower are between 10 pm and midnight Pacific Standard Time on May 24, 2014.

Nothing is certain, but many mathematical models are predicting that this could be the most intense meteor shower in more than a decade– Sea and Sky

The peak night of the predicted Camelopardalid meteor shower is May 23-24, 2014. Because of the time predicted for the meteor display, observers in southern Canada and the continental U.S. are especially well positioned to see the meteors late at night on May 23. The meteors will radiate from the constellation Camelopardalis (camelopard), a very obscure northern constellation. – EarthSky

Sources: Sea and Sky & EarthSky

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