Dazzling Eta Aquarid meteor shower happens this week, and you can watch it live
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, BGR may receive an affiliate commission. Skywatchers will have a chance to catch sight of the dazzling Eta Aquarid meteor shower in just a couple of days. Don't Miss: Wednesday’s deals: Star Wars toys, IHOP gift card, $148 HP Chromebook, $99 AirPods, more The best views of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will come in the hours before dawn.
To shower will be most visible for those in the Southern Hemisphere as well as those close to the equator. To get the best view of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, astronomers recommend laying down flat on your back. The shower is heavily associated with Halley’s Comet, which passes Earth every 76 years. When cosmic debris enters Earth’s atmosphere, it begins to heat up, creating the radiant light we see around them.
Debris meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere at extremely high speeds and often burn up. If you happen to miss the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, or if you just want to see even more showers, you can always look for the Delta Aquarids. The Delta Aquarids shower will feature anywhere from 10 to 20 stars per hour.
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