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PostPosted: May 2nd, 2014, 6:39 pm 
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Just saw this on space weather.om
There may (or may not) have a new meteor shower on the 24th of May.
http://www.spaceweather.com/

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The comet is faint because it is a poor producer of dust. How, then, could it create a debris cloud capable of triggering a fine meteor shower? The answer is in the timing. The debris we are about to hit was shed by the comet not in 2014 but rather in the 1800s, when forecasters think the comet was probably more active.

The best place to see the display is North America where it will be nighttime during the shower's peak. Meteors will emerge from a radiant point high in the sky, in the constellation Camelopardalis not far from the North Star. Peak rates are expected between 6:00 and 08:00 UT or 2 and 4 o'clock in the morning EDT on May 24th. No one can say for sure how strong this new shower will be; possibilities range from "storm" to "dud." Stay tuned for updates as the debris zone approaches.

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PostPosted: May 6th, 2014, 9:45 pm 
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At least the peak is not on a school night. Will have to check it out.

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2014, 8:11 am 
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update
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/sc ... newshower/
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