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

Comet 209P/LINEAR

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The May 23-24 Camelopardalid meteor shower is created by the Comet 209P/LINEAR, seen here in a NASA telescope image. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

How Meteor Showers Work (Infographic)

Karl Tate, SPACE.com contributor

Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year [See the Full Infographic Here].

Camelopardalid Radiant Sky Map

NASA/MEO/D. Moser using Starry Night Pro

The May Camelopardalid radiant is in the constellation Camelopardalis, which translates to “camel leopard” or giraffe. [Read How to See the New Meteor Shower Here]

Venus and the Moon: May 24, 2014

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Venus and the moon will rise together at dawn in the eastern sky on Saturday, May 24, 2014, just hours after the conclusion of the anticipated Camelopardalid meteor shower.

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