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(dailynews.com) A never-before-seen meteor shower could provide a free show above all the holiday weekend activities.

The May Camelopardalids are expected to streak through the sky beginning Friday night and last into Saturday morning. The meteors are a result of the Earth hurtling through the dust of comet 209P/LINEAR, which was discovered in 2004 and dates back to the 1800s. Though scientists are unsure how grand the Memorial Day weekend meteor shower will be, they say it could give sky-watchers a show that rivals the Perseid meteor showers in August.

“Some forecasters have predicted a meteor storm of more than 200 meters per hour,” NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office lead Bill Cooke said in a statement. “We have no idea what the comet was doing in the 1800s. The parent comet doesn’t appear to be very active now, so there could be a great show, or there could be little activity.”