eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Posted by BC on April 30th, 2008

eta Aquarid Map If you like to watch meteor showers, an opportunity is soon to arrive to view the eta Aquarids. Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are favored for this year’s shower, which peaks on May 05 and 06. The peak hourly rate is 70 meteors per hour for the SH, but for the NH 30 per hour are expected.

The Moon phase is favorable for those who have an observing site away from city lights. Earthgrazers can be seen best around 2 a.m., local time, from dark sites. NH observers have a better opportunity to see the Earthgrazers as they skip across the higher levels of our atmosphere.

For more information and maps, go to spaceweather.com.

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