There is a chance that there will be a meteor shower on Monday evening


In this 30-second exposure, a meteor crosses the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 11, 2021 in Spruce Knob, W.Va.

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In this 30-second exposure, a meteor crosses the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 11, 2021 in Spruce Knob, W.Va.

Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP

Astronomers say a meteor shower is possible Monday evening through early Tuesday.

On Monday evening, Earth will pass through the debris trails of a shattered comet named 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, or SW3, for short, according to a NASA blog post.

“Will a new #meteorshower, the tau Herculids, put on a spectacular show on the night of May 30-31? Maybe, maybe not,” NASA’s Planetary Science Division tweeted.

According to the NASA blog, those in North America have the best chance of seeing the shower around 1 a.m. on the east coast or 10 p.m. on the west coast. The meteor shower can also be viewed through the Virtual Telescope Project.

“We can’t be sure what we’ll see,” Lee Mohon wrote of NASA look at the skies Blog. “We can only hope it’s spectacular.”


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