From Sir Edmund Rosales:
NASA scientists from JPL announced a newly discovered meteor debris left by Comet 209P/Linear, that could produce a meteor shower to a storm coming from the constellation Camelopardis or Giraffe this coming May 23 and 24.
A meteor shower produces several to hundreds of meteors per hour while a meteor storm produces thousands of meteors. So far, the only meteor shower that produces a storm is the Leonids ( Nov. 17-18) every 33 years. The last time it happened was last 2001 were I was able to count 1,786 meteors using my tally counter that night. The next it is expected to happen will be on 2034.
Camelopardids is a fresh meteor shower and Earth is expected to pass thru it for the first time. Camelopardis is located near Polaris the north star, so we expect meteors coming from the north.
No need to wait for the 2034 Leonids if you want to witness a meteor storm … Even there is a Waning Crescent Moon, PAS will conduct an overnight observation on both nights at the observation deck of the Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila … Clear skies be with us all.
Yaaay! :) so stoked to see my Astronomy buddies.