Between May 23 and 24 2014 earth will path through the dust particles left by comet 209P/LINEAR. This will create a meteor shower/storm which are very few this year. scientists are not very sure about the average of dust that will plunge the earth in that night. Some say it will be above 1000 per hour which makes it a meteor storm, and other are speculating it will be only between 100 and 400 per hour. The important part is that astrologist and amateurs can enjoy the show at the end of this month.
Where and when to look.
As said before to see the meteor shower you have to escape from the lights of the city. To be sure that you are going to see the shooting starts you should be able to see stars first and lots of them. Just have a look at the sky if you are seeing a lot of stars specially the small and big dippers then it’s a good location to sit and enjoy the show. you don’t need any special tools the shooting stars can be seen with the naked eyes.
The Meteor shower will not last for long. the best time is right before dawn and will appear to be coming from the constellation Ursa Major (also incorrectly known as the “Big Dipper”).
If you don’t know where the Big Dipper is download Google Sky, Open the application and from the menu search for Big Dipper(or Ursa Major). Your device will lead you to where the Big Dipper is.
If you are not going to be able to make it out to see the meteor shower with your own eyes, the Slooh Space camera will be streaming the event, so you’ll be able to check it out no matter where you are! you can check it on the following website http://live.slooh.com/ or the video below
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