The Eta Aquarid Meteor  Here's How To See It

Shower Is Peaking Now.

Your Best Bet

To see shooting stars early Friday, May 6, is to get up after midnight once the moon sets.

Early Risers Can

Catch as many as 30 meteors an hour, weather permitting, during an overnight shower peaking Friday (May 6).

The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Which originates from Halley's Comet will be best visible around 3 a.m. local time after the crescent moon sets and the sky grows a little darker for the sky show.

While The Meteor Shower Is Most

Visible from the Southern Hemisphere or close to the equator, Northern Hemisphere residents should keep an eye out

NASA Post Wednesday (May 3)

"It will be interesting to see if the rates are low this year, or if we will get a spike in numbers before next year's forecast outburst,".

There Is Always Some Uncertainty

In predicting meteors as they arise from a stream of debris left behind by some celestial object, usually a comet. 

When to See the Eta Aquarid 

Meteor Shower Peak