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The Eta Aquarid meteor shower of 2022 is peaking now

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower of 2022 is peaking now

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Early risers can catch as many as 30 meteors an hour, weather permitting, during an overnight shower peaking Friday (May 6).

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he Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which originates from Halley's Comet (1P/Halley) and is visible in the southern constellation Aquarius, will be best visible around 3 a.m. local time

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While the meteor shower is most visible from the Southern Hemisphere or close to the equator, Northern Hemisphere residents should keep an eye out,

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"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," Cooke said in a NASA post Wednesday (May 3).

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If you're hoping to capture photos of Eta Aquarid meteors, our guide on how to photograph meteor showers can help

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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

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