Eta Aquarid meteor shower of 2022 thrills stargazers
Meteor streaks delighted skywatchers this weekend as the Earth passed through the dust trail of Halley's Comet in an annual meteor shower display. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which is visible in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres in the constellation Aquarius, peaked this weekend with the most ideal observing times in the wee hours of the morning after 3 a. Skywatchers were expected to see as many as 30 meteors an hour streaking through the Earth's atmosphere in a late spring "shooting stars" display. If you're hoping to capture photos of future meteor showers, our guide on how to photograph meteor showers can help. Check out these stunning Eta Aquarid meteor shower photos by skywatchers who stayed up late (or rose super early) to catch a glimpse of leftovers from Halley's Comet lighting up Earth's sky.
BEAUTIFUL ETA AQUARID GRAZING FIREBALL #SPMN060522B AS RECORDED TODAY at 2h03m35s UTC from Olocau, #València by Alex Gómez & Juan Gómez. I seemed to have caught maybe 1 or 2 meteors from tonights Eta aquarid shower, this one was a beautiful greenish colour, backdropped by the milky way around 3am. Blink or you’ll miss the meteor! One of several Eta Aquarid meteors we saw in the wee hours of pre dawn. Our favorite meteor story from this year came from Ric Kearbey, a meteorologist at 10 Tampa Bay WTSP in Florida. "She said, 'I don’t think we’ll see any.
Kearbey joked, "Anyone else need her prayers?" while posting a picture of himself and Kayleigh, who is about five years old, judging from past social media posts by Kearbey. Kyleigh & I went out to see the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower. Instagram was also full of shower views from the Southern Hemisphere and from countries such as Japan. Editor's note: If you snap an amazing photo of an Eta Aquarid meteor or any other night-sky sight and you'd like to share it with Space.
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