Meteor Shower From Halley’s Comet Set to Peak in Night Sky This Week


This week, we’ll be treated to one of spring’s best stargazing events as the Eta Aquarid meteor shower lights up the skies.

You’ll want to set your alarm for before dawn on Wednesday, May 5, as that’s when the greatest number of meteors—originating in the debris trail of ice and rock particles from Halley’s comet—will alight the night.

The mornings of May 4 and 6 are also set to have a decent number of meteors.

The Aquarids are famously fast—rushing into Earth’s…

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