Unicorn Meteor Shower Coming Tonight
There will be a burst of meteors in the night sky tonight. And they'll be coming from a unicorn.
A unicorn meteor shower sounds like something my four-year-old would make up, but it is a real thing and it is coming tonight.
So what is a unicorn meteor shower?
Astronomers say there will be a burst of meteors from the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn that will streak across the sky November 21-22 (did you know there was a unicorn constellation?).
Late night Thursday into early morning Friday, if you are in the right spot on Earth, you'll be able to see this light show.
And lucky for us, we are in the right spot for this one.
Double lucky for us, the sky is expected to be clear enough to get a look.
Clouds will be rolling in throughout the night, but when the meteors burst across the sky around 11:50 p.m. here on the East Coast, things could still be clear enough to see the show.
It'll be a brief show though, so don't wait too long to get outside for it.
Just before midnight, look up to see about 100 meteors streaking around the sky for about 15-40 minutes.
Experts say getting outside around 11:15 p.m. might be best to see the whole show, but the peak will be closer to 11:50 p.m.
So however long you can stand the cold night air, get out there to see what you can see. And you won't need a telescope to take this meteor shower in, but binoculars might make it cooler for you.
So hope for clear skies and enjoy!