Watch the Potential Tau   Online Tonight

Herculids Meteor Storm Live

A brand-new meteor shower

 could light up tonight's Memorial Day holiday sky on Monday and Tuesday (May 30-31) or it may be a big bust.

You can watch live views

 of the possible meteor shower overnight Monday and early Tuesday in the livestream from the Virtual Telescope Project led by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi in Ceccano, Italy. 

The free webcast will 

begin at 12 am. EDT (0400 GMT) on May 31 and will feature views from all-sky cameras in Arizona and Brazil

The potential for 

the meteor shower comes from the disintegrating nature of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3.

The comet was first discovered

 in 1930 and orbits the sun once every 5.4 years, coming within 5.7 million miles of the sun each time. 

It is far from certain 

that the dusty, gassy debris from Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 will spawn an impressive meteor shower

A Mysterious Intergalactic   Milky Way

Force Is Pushing Against the