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Meteor Storm

20 May 2014, 14:25 UTC
Meteor Storm
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Meteor Storm Run for the hills a meteor storm is coming! Well that’s what some say and hope. On the evening of May 23rd/24th Earth will pass through the debris stream of Comet 209P/LINEAR. For a while astronomers have believed this encounter could lead to a very strong meteor shower of possibly 200 to 1000+ […]
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Meteor Storm
Meteor Storm Credit: The Abraham Lincoln Observer
Run for the hills a meteor storm is coming! Well that’s what some say and hope.
On the evening of May 23rd/24th Earth will pass through the debris stream of Comet 209P/LINEAR. For a while astronomers have believed this encounter could lead to a very strong meteor shower of possibly 200 to 1000+ meteors per hour – A meteor storm.
Some believe there could be just a strong meteor shower and some believe it could rain meteors, but the truth of it is no one actually knows until it happens!
It’s incredibly difficult to predict what will happen on the 23rd/ 24th as there are many variables. Debris trail density, size, position, etc, etc… Astronomers just have a rough idea and some have different theories. Some are ...

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