Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

When:
May 6, 2016 – May 7, 2016 all-day
2016-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
2016-05-08T00:00:00-04:00

Bright Moon phases will obscure many of this year’s best meteor showers, but a new Moon on the night of May 6 ensures dark skies for the Eta Aquarids, which is composed of the remnants of the famous Comet Halley. Meteors—up to 30 per hour in the Northern Hemisphere and 60 per hour in the Southern—will appear to radiate from Aquarius.

Source: http://www.telescopes.com/blogs/helpful-information/46104069-the-best-celestial-events-of-2016

Posted by Kathy Desantis ( kappa@3ap.org ).