Meteor Storm of 1,000  Light Up the Skies

Shooting Stars Per Hour May

The Tau Herculids meteor 

shower may light up the skies over North America on May 30 and 31. Or it may not. 

There's a chance we might 

pass through the thickest part of the comet fragment that is creating the debris, in which case the night skies will be filled with shooting stars.

It could lead to a spectacular

 "meteor storm," in which Earth passes through an especially thick forest of space rocks, leading to up to 1,000 shooting stars per hour 

The moon will be new and

 the radiant, or apparent direction of the shower, is in the high-up constellation of Hercules in the northern sky. 

This means there will

 be a minimum of natural light pollution to contend with when looking for shooting stars.

IF comet that spawned the

 storm has debris traveling slower than 220 mph (321 kph), "then nothing will make it to Earth and there will be no meteors from this comet

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