How to watch the Eta Aquarids meteor shower from Australia
Thursday May 6, 2021 – 15:43 EST
As our planet orbits around the Sun, it runs into various bits of cosmic debris left behind by comets and asteroids.
Around this time every year, we pass through a stream of particles left behind by Comet Halley (or Halley’s Comet). As these particles burn up in our atmosphere, they cause streaks of light during a meteor shower known as the Eta Aquarids.
The name Eta Aquarids refers to the direction the meteor shower appears to come from when viewed from Earth. In this case, the radiant – the point in the sky where the meteors appear to emerge from – is in the direction of the…