Eta Aquarid

Dear Furiends,mtele

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is the first of two showers that occur each year as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley’s Comet, with the second being the Orionids. The point from where the Eta Aquarid meteors appear to radiate is located within the constellation Aquarius. Sadly, this location is a bit of a detriment to observers, because this area of this sky only rises an hour or so before morning twilight begins.

Every year, the earliest Eta Aquarids can be seen around April 21 and they persist until about May 12; however, the number of meteors you are likely to see will be low until around the time of the peak on May 5/6. At this time, observers in the Northern Hemisphere are likely to see about 10 meteors every hour, while Southern Hemisphere observers will see about 30 per hour.

Keep an eye on the sky, dear furiends!

Mr. M =^.^=

Perseid meteor shower

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9 thoughts on “Eta Aquarid

    1. I would like that too, but would also welcome a ‘black out’…. we’ve had a couple of them, previously, but they’re generally associated with storms and those black outs aren’t worthwhile because clouds still block my view… I despise light pollution! =^.^=

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    1. I, purrsonally, am having mega problems with light pollution… and Pops says I may NOT go over to the power station and turn it off…. Very odd attitude, since he complains about the light pollution as much as I do. =^.^=

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  1. Gosh, I learn something from you every time! If only my humans would let me outside I could witness some of the things you are talking about. They watch the sky when they’re sitting in their outdoor hot tub. Thanks for allowing me to experience outdoor adventures through your words & images. Hugs & Mews!

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    Very odd attitude, since he complains about the light pollution as much as I do. Thanks for allowing me to experience outdoor adventures through your words & images.

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