Potential Tau Herculids Meteor Storm can be seen Live Online Tonight

A brand-new meteor shower could light up tonight's Memorial Day holiday sky on Monday and Tuesday (May 30-31) or it may be a big bust

You can watch live viewsof the possible meteor shower overnight Monday and early Tuesday in the livestream from the Virtual Telescope Project led by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi in Ceccano, Italy.

The free webcast will begin at 12 am. EDT (0400 GMT) on May 31 and will feature views from all-sky cameras in Arizona and Brazil

The potential for the meteor shower comes from the disintegrating nature of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

The comet was first discovered in 1930 and orbits the sun once every 5.4 years, coming within 5.7 million miles of the sun each time

It is far from certain that the dusty, gassy debris from Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 will spawn an impressive meteor shower

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