This weekend: Meteors and Super Moon

Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower.  The shower peaks this weekend on May 5th and 6th.  Glare from a perigee full Moon–a “Super Moon”–will interfere with the display.  Nevertheless, observers especially in the southern hemisphere could still see dozens of meteors during the hours before local sunrise on May 6th.  More information about the shower and live audio from a meteor radar may be found on

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  1. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one, too. Probably one reason is because there’s so much light pollution. That makes it hard to see falling stars(or faint stars) … plus, they’re pretty fast. 🙂

  2. I have never seen a meteor shower or a “falling star.” I so want to see one, just once!

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