Eta Aquaris Meteor Shower 5/6 May 2014

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower will peak on the night of the 5th/6th May 2014. Halley’s Comet is the source of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Every year, our planet Earth crosses the orbital path of Halley’s Comet in late April and May, so bits and pieces from this comet light up the nighttime as Eta Aquarid meteors. This shower is said to be active from April 19 to May 20, although Earth plows most deeply into this stream of comet debris around May 5 or 6.

Go out and look up and be patient!

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