How to Watch the First Ever Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Tonight (Live Stream)

Starting at around 11 p.m. Eastern time tonight, the Camelopardalid Meteor Shower will be peaking in the night sky. The meteors are the debris left behind by the comet P/209 LINEAR almost two centuries ago.

On May 23/24, Earth will be passing through this trail of debris, which is why the meteors will be visible to us here on Earth tonight for the first time ever. The comets will appear to be coming from the constellation Ursa Major (the Big Dipper).

Astronomers are predicting that the shower could be pretty spectacular, with some estimating as many as 200 meteor sightings per hour. The shower will peak between 2 and 4 a.m. Eastern time tomorrow morning.

If visibility in your area is limited, not to worry. Slooh will be live-streaming the whole event- you can check it out below:

 

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4 thoughts on “How to Watch the First Ever Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Tonight (Live Stream)”

    1. i only watched the stream for like 10 minutes (i was watching outside for the majority of the time) but i didn’t see any either. Slooh is usually pretty good :/

  1. If you watched the sky outside, did you see any meteors? I live on the other side of the world where it’s daytime during the peak so I didn’t have the opportunity.
    I hope you saw at least a few. I love the Geminids because they’re usually good except when washed out by moonlight.

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