The earth should go through the debris path of a broken comet on Monday evening 

and early Tuesday morning. This could lead to a brand new meteor shower.

Nocturnal observers in North America have the best chance of seeing the Herculide Tau shower

NASA recommending around the east coast or 10 p.m. On the west coast as the best moments to look up. 

The moon is new, so there will be no moonlight to obscure meteors.

The moon is new, so there will be no moonlight to obscure meteors.

It could not happen to anything. The comet, officially known as 73p / Schwassmann-Wachmann

or SW3, was discovered in 1930 by German observers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachman.

It was not spotted until the end of the 1970s and in the 1990s, the comet broke into several pieces, said NASA.

As SW3 spent the earth again in 2006, it was in nearly 70 pieces and continued to fragment more since then

according to the press release. NASA said that the observations of the Spitzer space telescope published in 2009

indicated that certain fragments move fairly quickly to be visible, exciting space scientists.

Each year, there are about 30 meteor showers, which occur when the earth passes through

the debris track left by a comet or an asteroid, which are visible to the naked eye.

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