Eta Aquarid meteor shower to light up Lincolnshire sky tonight - with 50 shooting stars visible every hour
Sign up to our free email alerts for the top daily stories sent straight to your e-mail Lincolnshire's skies are expected to be lit up by up to 50 shooting stars an hour tonight during the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. The peak of the display will take place tonight (May 6) across the UK.
Experts say that the best time to see the meteors, both tonight and throughout the entire almost-month long display, is between midnight and dawn. READ MORE:Delays expected as road closures confirmed near major visitor attraction Dr Greg Brown, public astronomy officer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, told MailOnline : “In the case of the Eta Aquarids, in ideal conditions, you might see up to 50 or 60 meteors per hour – but any real observer will almost always see far less than this.
The number of meteors people could see will depend on a variety of factors, from the time of night to the level of background light. As with every meteor shower, stargazers wishing to make the most of it are advised the best places to see it are darkened locations, away from city lights. Last month, Lincolnshire's skies were lit up by the second meteor shower of the year.
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