What will be interesting to see is how many meteors actually show up. Scientists are forecasting 100-200 meteors an hour when the shower peaks between 1:00-3:00am. That's one or two each minute. But some scientists are saying we could see a meteor storm, which is defined as 1,000 meteors an hour or more! If you're up late, enjoy the show! -BA
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Peak: Friday night into Saturday morning... 1:00-3:00am
Forecast: 100-200 meteors an hour
Where: Meteors will originate in the northern sky near the constellation Camelopardalis (Thus the name), but will be able to be seen anywhere in the night sky.
|Courtesy: Sky & Telescope|