Halley’s comet to start meteor shower Monday evening


Even though Halley’s comet orbits the sun only once every 75 years, its debris leaves a meteor shower to take advantage of each month of May.

This meteor shower, the Eta Aquarids, should peak on the night of May 4.

“This shower happens to be one of the best if not the best in the southern hemisphere,” said Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather astronomy blogger. “It’s a moderate downpour for the northern hemisphere. “

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Houston can expect to see 10-30 meteors per hour just before dawn.

Observation conditions in Houston should be good, although the shower should compete with an almost full moon. The best time to watch the meteor shower will be after midnight.

If you miss the Eta Aquarids, you will have to wait until the end of July for the next meteor shower. But the Eta Aquarids should be visible until a few days after the peak.


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