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Ossining Residents Can Start Weekend By Watching Rare Meteor Shower

The Camelopardalids meteor shower will peak over Fairfield County early Saturday morning.
The Camelopardalids meteor shower will peak over Fairfield County early Saturday morning. Photo Credit: Flickr user Dominic's pics

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A meteor shower will kick off Memorial Day weekend starting tonight and moving into Saturday.

CNN reports forecasts of the shower, Camelopardalids, show 200 to 1,000 meteors an hour between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday morning.

NASA's website will host a live chat from 11 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Eastern time Saturday, and will offer a live view of the skies over Huntsville, Ala.

This is the first time in nearly a generation that a new shower has shown up.