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Meteor Shower Just Before Dawn on May 6th

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Eta Aquarids - Meteor Shower Caused by Halley's Comet

Meteor Shower Caused by Halley’s Comet to Peak this Week

When Halley’s Comet entered our solar system in 1986, the debris trail caused one of two annual meteor showers: the Eta Equarids (early May) and the Orionids (October). The Eta Aquarids are active throughout April and November and will peak for about a week around May 7th, according to the American Meteor Society.

Early tomorrow morning (about 2 – 3am), the meteor shower will be visible from the tropical and southern hemisphere regions. Will you be watching?

Read more about Halley’s Comet and the Eta Aquarids on Space.com.

 

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