The Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower, also known as the 'Unicorn' meteor shower, has the potential to deliver an extraordinary experience for Minnesota sky-watchers tonight.

Often, the Alpha Monocerotids produce very little for us to see, but on a few occasions in the past they have delivered a short-lived burst of outstanding 'shooting star' activity.

Some experts are predicting that things are shaping up for a repeat performance of past brilliant outbursts -- or even better!

How, Where, When, and Stuff

Sky-watchers in the eastern U.S. including Minnesota are in the best spot for the show, and clear skies are predicted across our area tonight. More good news; the moon won't rise until after the show is expected to be over.

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Don't be late, the whole thing is only expected to last about a half-hour, and experts say you should be outside with your eyes to the sky no later than 10:15 PM.

If the whole thing comes to fruition, it will take place in the lower eastern sky -- and could serve up meteors at a rate of anywhere from 100 to 1000 per hour.

Cross your fingers!

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