Want to see the potential tau Herculids meteor shower? Here’s what to expect, according to NASA.

When the shards of a broken-up comet draw near Earth tonight, the chances of a meteor storm are “hit or miss”, NASA says. But astronomers are excited about the potential of a swarm of new shooting stars nonetheless.

The agency advises skywatchers to watch the constellation Hercules tonight (May 30 to 31) for signs of pieces of 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (also known as SW 3). If the shards come to Earth just right, they may create quite the show high up in our planet’s atmosphere.



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