The Alpha Monocerotids meteor shower that will commence Thursday night and continue into Friday morning could be an amazing sight with over 400 meteors per hour possible.

It is also possible there will be few to none.

That's the beauty of meteor showers, you know they're coming but as far as how many you might see, it's all speculation.

Southwest of the constellation Orion sits the Monoceros constellation. And it is from this constellation the meteor shower gets its name.

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Thursday night, in the eastern sky to the southeast you will see, or perhaps won't see a huge amount of meteors streaking towards earth in a very short period of time. For example, in 1995 there were many many meteors falling and it was an amazing show.

In years since there haven't been nearly as many or, in some cases, none.

So, if you're up late, say 9:45 then bundle up, stay dry and get ready to be really impressed. Hopefully, anyway.