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The Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower

Predicting 20-60 shooting stars per hour!

This annual shower originates from none other than Halley's Comet, and these meteors come in fast — 41 miles (66 km) per second! At its best, under ideal conditions, the Eta Aquariids can deliver a meteor per minute. But that's not the case this year: the shower's radiant (in the Water Jar asterism of Aquarius) rises late for northerners, and by then the sky will be flooded with light from a waning gibbous Moon. - See more

Earlier Event: April 23
Lyrid Meteor Shower