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

Comet 209P/LINEAR


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, 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


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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