Meteor shower may light up the skies 

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

The Tau Herculids meteor

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

It could lead to a spectacular

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.

There's a chance we might

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

The moon will be new and

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

This means there will

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

IF comet that spawned the

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