The tau Herculids,
as the new meteor shower is called, is expected to peak with possible storm conditions tonight
They have likely
already been spotted in numerous countries in projects led by Spain and NASA.
Spain's Fireballs and
Meteorites Research Network spotted a couple of shooting stars probably associated with the event Friday
The first bolide was
recorded at 7:57 p.m. EDT (2357 GMT) from three separate locations, all caught on camera.
Those viewing spots were
in Aragon and recorded by Antonio Lasala, from Madrid by Jaime Zamorano, and from Valencia by Jordi Donet.
The NASA-sponsored Cameras
for Allsky Meteor Surveillance(opens in new tab) (CAMS) also recorded probable tau Herculids from Friday (May 27) through Sunday (May 29).