Astronomers are forecasting a chance of a meteor shower late Monday night-early Tuesday morning

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Astronomers are forecasting a chance of a spectacular meteor storm late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

The night sky on Memorial Day could be lit up by as many as one thousand shooting stars in an hour.

Astronomers are hoping what they call the Tau Herulid meteor shower will be something extra special this year.

That is because its parent comet has been disintegrating.

Astronomers say the meteor storm, if it occurs, could even last an hour or two.

The peak would be around midnight, out time.

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