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

Comet 209P/LINEAR Path

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Comet 209P/LINEAR will pass by the constellations of Ursa Major and Leo in May 2014. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/LINEAR Debris

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The new Camlopardalid meteor shower is created by debris from the Comet 209P/LINEAR. The Earth will pass through that dusty debris on May 23 and 24, 2014 as shown in this NASA map of the comet debris. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/LINEAR by M. Jager

M.Jager, Tivoli, Namibia via Science@NASA

Comet 209P/LINEAR is seen here in two exposures captured on April 25, 2015 by amateur astronomer M.Jager of Tivoli, Namibia, which NASA featured in a stargazing video. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/LINEAR

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

On the night of May 23-24, 2014, a new meteor shower from the Comet 209P/LINEAR will light up the night sky. It could even spark a "meteor storm," or it could fizzle out. See photos and images of the comet and impending meteor shower in this Space.com gallery. HERE: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center took this photo of Comet 209P/Linear. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/Linear Seen by the Virtual Telescope Project

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This image is the average of 5 180-second exposure, remotely taken with the PlaneWave 17"+ Paramount ME+STL-6303E robotic unit, part of the Virtual Telescope Proejct. Image taken May 17, 2014. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/LINEAR on May 15, 2014

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Comet 209P/LINEAR on May 15, 2014. Even though the comet will travel close to Earth, you won’t be able to see it with the naked eye. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/LINEAR Orbit

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This NASA graphic depicts the five-year orbit of Comet 209P/LINEAR. The comet's dusty leftovers create the Camelopardalid meteor shower that will be seen for the first time on Friday, May 23, 2014. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

New Meteor Shower Diagram

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Comet 209P/LINEAR may create a new meteor shower on May 23-24, 2014. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/LINEAR Dust Trail

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This NASA graphic shows the dust trail created by the orbit of Comet 209P/LINEAR as it orbits the sun. The comet's dust is responsible for the much-anticipated Camelopardalid meteor shower of May 23-24, 2014. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Comet 209P/LINEAR Orbit

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On May 23-24, 2014, Earth may possibly pass through the previous dust trails of Comet 209P/LINEAR. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

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