Each spring as Earth passes through the debris trail from Halley'sComet (1P/Halley), the cosmic bits burn up in our atmosphere andresult in the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower. This year the peakwill occur on the night of May 5 and into the morning of May 6,with meteor rates of about 40-60 meteors per hour under idealconditions. A full moon occurs on May 6, just a day after the Eta Aquarids'speak on the 5th. The light of the bright full moon will wash outthe fainter Eta Aquarid meteors, but all is not lost! The Etas havea decent rate - 60 per hour - and contain quite a few fireballs. NASA fireball cameras have already detected several bright EtaAquarid meteors this year, so the odds are pretty good that a bitof Halley's Comet can be seen over the next few days. |
Ideal viewingconditions are clear skies away from city lights, especially justbefore dawn. Viewing the Eta Aquarids: Live Ustream Allsky Camera, Viewing Tips A live Ustream video feed of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will beembedded on this page by late afternoon on Friday, May 4. Theallsky camera is mounted at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center inHuntsville, Ala. During the day, you'll see a dark gray box or perhaps some verycolorful static - the camera is light-activated and will turn on atdusk.
You can also check out other allsky camera links to see alternateviews of the meteor shower. Find an area well away from city orstreet lights. Lie flat on your back on a blanket, lawn chair orsleeping bag and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and youwill begin to see meteors. Be patient - the show will last untildawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse.
More About the Eta Aquarids The Eta Aquarids are pieces of debris from Halley's Comet, whichis a well-known comet that is viewable from Earth approximatelyevery 76 years. Also known as 1P/Halley, this comet was last viewable from Earth in1986 and won't be visible again until the middle of 2061. The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower gets its name because theradiant - or direction of origin - of the meteors appears to comefrom the constellation Aquarius.
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