Watch the potential tau Herculids meteor storm live online

A brand-new meteor shower could light up the Memorial Day night sky on Monday and Tuesday (May 30-31) or it may be a big bust. But either way, you’ll be able to watch it live online.

Called the tau Herculids meteor showerthe event has the potential to be a so-called “meteor storm” of 1,000 shooting stars per hour overnight Monday as the Earth passes through debris from Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3. But it could also fizzle out completely, scientists just don’t know yet. One NASA scientist called it an “all or nothing event.”

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