The skies could be lit up with a dazzling, rare "unicorn" meteor shower beginning tonight.
The alpha Monocerotids showers rarely produce a large meteor shower, but this year could be different, according to Space.com. The alpha Monocerotids produced a brief burst of meteors from the direction of the obscure constellation of Monoceros -- known as the unicorn, the website reported.
The outburst will happen at 4:50 Universal Time, or 11:50 p.m. EST, CNN reported.
Jenniskens, a senior research scientist with the SETI Institute and NASA's Ames Research Center, and Lyytinen, of the Finnish Fireball Network, said there was a "small chance" the shower could become "extraordinary," according to Space.com.
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