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Astronomical event: Eta Aquarid meteor shower

  • 6 May 2018


The Eta Aquarid shower runs each year from April 19 to May 28. This year it will be on the night of May 6 - the best time to see in the early morning right before dawn.

This is one of two meteor showers created by debris from Comet Halley. It is an above average shower that favours the Southern Hemisphere, but in the North East of England, with a clear night, stargazers should be able to see up to 30 meteors per hour when it’s at its peak.

Comet Halley is arguably the most famous comet known, it is named after its discoverer - English astronomer Edmond Halley. He examined reports of a comet approaching Earth in 1531, 1607 and 1682. He concluded that these comets were actual the same one returning over and over again.

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