WE COULD GET A METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT TONGHT

WE COULD GET A METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT TONGHT

One of the best meteor showers of 2014 may potentially be on tap for this weekend. The Camelopardalids will appear to originate near the constellation Camelopardalis, about 10 degrees from the North Star. Managing editor Tami Roleff will be out with her camera, taking photos, and tells you where you can look for them…

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Photo Credit: Space.com

A never-before-seen meteor shower could provide a free show this weekend. Late Friday night into early Saturday morning, the Earth will streak through a swarm of dust particles left behind in 2004 by the comet 209P/LINEAR. Because this is the first time our planet will go through the comet’s dusty trail, astronomers have no idea what to expect. We could see between 200 to 1,000 meteors per hour, or we could see – nothing. For best viewing, you’ll need a dark sky, away from city lights, like in Pioneertown, Wonder Valley, or in Joshua Tree National Park, then look toward the North Star while scanning the northern sky. Best viewing hours are predicted to be between 11 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Remember, if you’re not out looking, you definitely won’t see anything.

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