Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

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Date(s) - May 5, 2015 until May 6, 2015
12:00 AM - 6:00 AM

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Meteor Shower

The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour.  It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times.  It peaks this year on the night of May 5 and the morning of the May 6.