Eta Aquarids


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Eta Aquarids

(ay -tă, ee -) See Aquarids.
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The Eta Aquarids are active now through May 28, with the most meteors expected on May 5.
MAY 6-7 - ETA AQUARIDS METEOR SHOWER The Eta Aquarids is an aboveaverage shower capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
May 6-7 - Eta Aquarids meteor shower The Eta Aquarids is an above-average shower capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
The Eta Aquarids in May is the other meteor shower created by debris left by Comet Halley, it said.
Eta Aquarids, one of the most famous annual meteor showers, is set to peak, giving sky-gazers a dazzling show of shooting stars.
According to Nasa, the Eta Aquarids peak during early May each year and are renowned for their speed, travelling at about 148,000mph into our atmosphere.
The Eta Aquarids are active from April 18 through May 28, with the most meteors expected on May 7 and 8.
However, the Eta Aquarids meteor shower will have about 30 meteors per hour on May 6 and 7, and the sky is expected to be fairly dark because of the new moon.