Meteor shower tonight will have clear skies, but will it produce?

May 23rd, 2014 at 9:51 pm by under Weather

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The highly anticipated, but mostly unknown Camelopardalids meteor shower is expected to arrive overnight, and it looks like the forecast will be perfect for viewing the event.

But will the event produce any meteors?

The meteor shower, so named because it will originate in the Camelopardalis constellation, is expected to occur as the Earth will move into the tail of weak comet.

Forecast:
Clear skies are expected with low temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Where to Look?:
Meteors can occur anywhere in the sky, but should originate in the northern sky, near Polaris (or the north star).

When is the peak?:
The meteor shower is expected to occur from 2AM to 4AM but the peak should arrive at 3AM, with potentially 100 to 200 meteors possible per hour. There is an outside chance the event could produce up to 1000 meteors per hour, producing a meteor “storm.” That would make for a spectacular view.

Areas away from the city (away from light pollution) will have the best view.

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