Dazzling meteor showers to light up North American sky early Saturday morning

(WXYZ) - The North American sky will play host to a new meteor shower in the early morning hours on Saturday.

Scientists say that anywhere from 100 to 400 meteors could be falling through the sky to create a dazzling spectacle.

The comet creating the meteor dust was recently discovered in 2004.

NASA is offering a livestream of the meteor shower from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.. You can watch it live below.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Its path has been altered by Jupiter's gravity over the past 200 years leaving leftover dust right in Earth's path.

The particles from the comet are about the size of a grain of sand, so there is no danger for Earth. When these particles hit the Earth's atmosphere, they will create a beautiful show from the streaks of light across the sky for the Memorial Day weekend.

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