Canadians could get glimpse of new meteor shower: NASA
Canadians in the southern part of the country could be in for a fantastic light show Friday night and early Saturday if a meteor shower appears as expected.
Or it could all be a big bust.
NASA says this could be the first time this particular meteor shower would be seen. The meteors are part of debris ejected from a comet in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
"If the comet was actively producing a lot of dust during that time, the Earth may be treated to a new meteor shower, tentatively named the May Camelopardalids," NASA said in a press release.
"This is a new shower, so scientists aren't quite sure what, if anything, observers will see on May 24."
But if there are meteors to be seen, they will be active starting around 10:30 p.m. EDT Friday and will peak starting at 2 a.m. Saturday.