With a partly cloudy Thursday night on the way tonight (November 21st), it could be worth keeping an eye on the sky as a rare meteor shower could produce up to 400 shooting stars in less than an hour.

Unlike other meteor showers that can last hours and even days, scientists think that the alpha Monocerotid meteor shower will have a short but intense burst of activity just before midnight.

The rare "outburst" could last as little as 15 minutes, but could produce around 400 meteors in less than an hour.

The event is so rare that experts are calling it a "unicorn meteor shower".

The meteor scientists are targeting 11:50 p.m. Eastern time for the peak of activity.

You can click here to read more from CNN, and if you're scientifically inclined, you can click here for all of the minutiae from scientists Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen.

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