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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Eta Aquarid’

Sky Tonight—May 5, Eta Aquarid meteor shower best

Sky Tonight—May 5, Eta Aquarid meteor shower best before dawn on May 6

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Photo courtesy of tonynetone’s photostream The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to produce the most meteors before dawn tomorrow (Friday, May 6). But – because these meteors have a relatively broad maximum – you can look for some Eta Aquarids before dawn on Saturday, too. Planets visible at dawn: Venus and possibly Mercury and Jupiter The Eta Aquarid meteors are strictly for night ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—May 4, Find Eta Aquarid meteor shower

Sky Tonight—May 4, Find Eta Aquarid meteor shower radiant before dawn May 5 and 6

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is now taking stage in the wee hours before dawn. It has expected to peak in the predawn sky on Friday morning – May 6, 2011 – in the dark hour before astronomical twilight. Don’t know when astronomical twilight begins in your sky? Find out with this handy custom sunrise sunset calendar. Under ideal conditions, this shower may produce up to 20 to 40 meteors per hour. ... Full Story

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