Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower in 2015
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower runs from April 21 - May 20, 2015. Meteor activity peaks from May 5-6, and many meteors are still visible a few days on either side of the peak of this usually reliable shower. Slooh will broadcast the Eta Aquarid meteor shower live on the night of May 5, 2015. The annual Eta Aquarids happen when Earth passes through an old stream of icy and dusty debris from the most famous of comets, Comet 1/P Halley. We pass through a second stream of Halley's Comet in late October. This results in the Orionid meteor shower. So if you missed Halleyâ??s comet during its last apparition in 1986, you can at least see sand-grain-sized bits of the comet burn up in the atmosphere during these two meteor showers.
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