February 4, 2023

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Super Meteor Shower Drops Fireballs, Not 'Meteor Storm'

Super Meteor Shower Drops Fireballs, Not ‘Meteor Storm’

The Tau Hercules meteor fly over sandstone formations in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada on May 30, 2022 in this image by Ethan Miller from Getty Images. The meteor star came from the fragments of comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, or SW3. (Image source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“Downing stars” from a new meteor shower lit up the night sky in a dazzling display on Monday and Tuesday nights, even if it wasn’t the “meteor storm” some stargazers hoped.

the new meteor shower It peaked around midnight on Tuesday (May 31) as the remnants of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (also known as SW 3) burned harmlessly at Earth’s atmosphere As part of the scholars now Tau Hercules meteor shower.