Thursday, May 03, 2012

Meteor Shower and Super Moon

Source - Space Weather News for May 3, 2012:

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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