The Tau Herculids
Meteor shower could produce an onslaught of 1,000 shooting stars per hour or end up a total dud.
Astronomers Are Reporting There’s
A chance that a “meteor storm” could occur next Monday night. The display could be absolutely otherworldly.
The Forthcoming Tau Herculid
Meteor shower ordinarily results in just a trickle of shooting stars between mid-May and mid-June,
But There’s A Chance It Could Be
Something extra special this year. Astronomers are focused on a clumping of cometary debris that — if positioned just right in Earth’s orbital track — could spark such an outburst of meteors.
Meteor Showers Happen
When the Earth plows through a stream of debris left in the wake of comets, asteroids or other celestial bodies.
Most Are The Size Of Grains
Of puffed rice or small pebbles, and produce blazing displays as they burn up in our outer atmosphere.