Want to see the potential tau Herculids meteor shower?  Here’s what to expect, according to NASA.

Want to see the potential tau Herculids meteor shower? Here’s what to expect, according to NASA.

When shards of a shattered comet approach Earth tonight, the chances of a meteor storm are “hit or miss”, according to NASA. But astronomers are nonetheless excited about the potential for a swarm of new shooting stars.

The agency advises skywatchers to watch the constellation of Hercules tonight (May 30-31) for signs of parts of 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (also known as SW 3). If the bursts arrive on Earth as they should, they could create quite a spectacle in the heights of our planet’s atmosphere.

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