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HAIL TO THE CHIEF: New Meteor Shower Tonight

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James Zahara Weather Blog

An exciting new meteor shower called the Camelopardalids (Cah-melo-par-dah-lids) will peak late tonight.  According to clocks the mid-latitudes in North America are predicted to have the best view of this shower.  Look to the north.  The showers will come out of the Camelopardalis or Giraffe constellation where the radius of the event will take place.

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This meteor shower stems from Comet 209P/LINEAR, discovered in 2004.  Its fairly new because its tail hasn’t been able to make a full impact on our atmosphere.  Experts say that should change tonight.

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If the predictions hold true, Earth might be sandblasted with debris from this comet, resulting in a fine display of meteors, or shooting stars late tonight.  Stargazers!  Skies will be absolutely Keep your fingers crossed

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