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‘Unicorn meteor storm’ could be in the stars for Thursday night

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The Geminids are said to put on one of the best meteor showers of the year.

The Geminids are said to put on one of the best meteor showers of the year.

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An upcoming meteor shower is going to storm the skies on Nov. 21.

The alpha monocerotids could arrive in the skies on Thursday, with astronomers saying that they may see a bulk of meteors per minute, according to AccuWeather.

The meteors radiate from Monoceros (which is Greek for “unicorn”), which is a constellation near Orion, per USA Today.

“Unlike most meteor outbursts, which last for several hours, strong activity from the Alpha Monocerotids is over within an hour and easily missed,” the American Meteor Society said, according to USA Today

“You’ll have to be quick, though, because the peak of the alpha monocerotids only lasts about an hour,” ABC-7 reported.

Researchers Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen wrote in a piece for Meteor News that the range of meteors could range from about 100 to close to 1,000. But it depends on visibility in the sky.

“Because the radiant is not very high and also because of the possible twilight, the actual counts will be of course well below this level,” the researchers add.

The meteors could arrive in the starts between 9 and 10 p.m. Mountain.

According to ABC-7, the last time this storm hit was in 1995. There were about 400 meteors per hours.

The same meteor shower occurred in 1925, 1935 and 1985 as well.