Starwatch: shooting stars from the tail of Halley’s comet

Starwatch: shooting stars from the tail of Halley’s comet

The Eta Aquarids may not be the most spectacular meteors of the year but they are fun to see

This week, keep an eye open for the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. Shooting stars from this annual display can usually be seen between 19 April and 28 May. This year they are expected to peak in the pre-dawn sky of 5 May, but the morning before and after are worth a try too.

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