This May, 209P/LINEAR will make the ninth closest approach to Earth of any comet on record; we may, near the time of its flyby, pass through the dust trails left by its previous orbits! This means that, on the night of May 23rd, we might well be granted a shower with a very nice ZHR (some particularly optimistic individuals at The Institut de Mecanique Celeste et de Calcul des Ephemerides were expecting a storm, even, but JPL maintains that no one can be sure; dust production is relatively weak).

Radiant is Camelopardalis (near Polaris), for those looking.

I’ll be up! You may wish to be, too.


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