May 5, 2014 · 4:00 AM
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NON-KAYAK SELF METEOR WATCH: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on the night of May 5-6-7 with as many as 60 meteors per hour in the southern hemisphere and half that number in the north.
Hot on the trail of the Lyrid meteor shower, we saw a few weeks ago, Eta Aquarid meteor shower are here.
You won't have any problem seeing the Aquarids, provided you get up early.
The pre-dawn hours on May 5, 6 and 7 will be peak viewing time for the Aquarid meteor shower, after the moon sets and before the sun begins to rise.
LINK TO A PAST VIDEO OF THE ETA AQUARID METEOR SHOWER: video of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.