May 7, 2022 ALP Astronomy Experts Speaker Series 2022 with Joe Rao

At the end of this month of May, there is a possibility that we might experience a spectacular meteor storm coming from the 1995 breakup of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann.
Joe Rao will explain his prediction of the possible end of May meteor storm with his webinar lecture, “The Night of the Shooting Stars”, this Saturday, May 7, 2022, 08:30 PM Philippine Standard Time (08:30 AM EDT/12:30 UTC). This is the 3rd lecture from ALP’s Astronomy Experts Speaker Series 2022 webinars. (
For 21 years, Joe Rao was the Chief Meteorologist and Science Editor at News 12 Westchester in New York, USA. He was nominated for eight Emmy Awards, and in 2015, was voted First among weathercasters in New York State by the Associated Press.
Abstract: In 1995, Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 broke apart in dramatic fashion. Now, a number of meteor dynamicists have confirmed what Joe Rao had predicted last year: A stream of particles ejected during the comet’s disruption may yield a dramatic meteor outburst at the end of May 2022. The predictions are uncertain because no one knows for sure how fast the concentrated dust swarm left 73P’s disintegrating nucleus, but there is a chance that we could see meteors briefly fall at rates numbering in the scores, or maybe even in the hundreds per hour! In this presentation, Joe will explain the reasons why late on the night of May 30th, you may see more shooting stars than you’ve seen in your entire life!
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