Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Photos: 'Shooting Stars' from Comet 209P/LINEAR (Gallery)

Comet 209P/LINEAR on May 20, 2014

Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project

The Virtual Telescope Project imaged Comet 209P/LINEAR on May 20, 2014. The telescope mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet, so stars are trailing. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

New Meteor Shower Projected Visibility Path

NASA/JPL

Comet 209P/LINEAR may create a new meteor shower on May 23-24, 2014, visible to observers in southern Canada and the continental United States. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Visibility Map for the May Camelopardalids

NASA/MEO/D. Moser using STK

Visibility map for the May Camelopardalids from 03:00 UTC to 11:00 UTC on May 24. Yellow shading indicates places that will be able to see the meteor shower. The red box calls out the geometry during the expected shower peak between 06:00 and 08:00 UTC on May 24. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

May Camelopardalid Radiant

NASA/MEO/D. Moser using Starry Night Pro

Comet 209P/LINEAR may create a new meteor shower on May 23-24, 2014, visible to observers in southern Canada and the continental United States. See images of the comet and sky maps for the meteor shower in this Space.com gallery. HERE: A view of the constellation Camelopardis, radiant of the meteor shower. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

How Meteor Storms Work (Infographics)

By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

A rare meteor storm, or especially intense meteor shower, could happen if a particular comet was active hundreds of years ago. See how Meteor Storms work in this Space.com infographic.

2014 May Camelopardalids Peak Viewing Map

NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser

Map of projected peak viewing for 2014 May Camelopardalids meteor shower. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Camelopardalis Meteor Shower Radiant

Science@NASA

A new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids, will make their first night sky appearance on May 23 and 24, 2014. Created by the Comet 209P/LINEAR, the meteors will appear to radiate out from the constellation Camelopardalis (Camel Leopard, or Giraffe). [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

NASA Meteor Scientist Bill Cooke

Science@NASA

NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, head of the Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center, is hoping for an impressive display from the new Camelopardalid meteor shower on May 23-24, 2014 caused by dust from Comet 209P/LINEAR. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

New Meteor Shower from Comet 209P/LINEAR

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This sky map from a NASA video shows the location of the new "Camelopardid" meteor shower spawned by the Comet 209P/LINEAR, which will make its first appearance in Earth's night sky overnight on May 23 and 24, 2014. The meteor shower will appear to radiate out from a point near the constellation Camelopardalis. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

New Meteor Shower, May 2014

Saturday, May 24, 3–4 a.m. EDT. Debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR is expected to cause a new meteor shower radiating from the constellation Camelopardalis, just off the nose of the Great Bear. This may be the brightest meteor shower this year. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

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