Meteor storm could create a cosmic display in the night sky on Memorial Day

The Tau-Herculids Meteor Shower set for Monday night could create a spectacular showing of at least 1,000 meteors per hour.

SEATTLE — Get ready for the possibility of a spectacular showing in the night sky on Memorial Day as the Tau-Herculids Meteor Shower could put on a cosmic show of a lifetime.

The possible Tau-Herculids Meteor Shower stems from an event that took place back in the 1990s. Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 broke apart into four large pieces with several smaller, fragmented pieces surrounding the four parent pieces in 1995. Over time the comet has continued to break apart, creating a large debris field of meteoroids.

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