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Tonight: Never-Before-Seen Meteor Shower Will Light Up the Sky

By Nick Ares from Auburn, CA, United States (227 Images Perseid Meteor Shower) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tonight: Never-Before-Seen Meteor Shower Will Light Up the Sky

Forecasters expect stargazers to be dazzled tonight by the never-before-seen Camelopardalid meteor shower, Space.com reports. The shower is part of the debris stream left behind by the comet 209P/LINEAR, which Earth will be passing through. As many as 200 shooting stars per hour are expected; the best time to catch a glimpse of them is between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday morning. Go outside and look to the north, and meteors should appear near the Big Dipper.

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