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May 04, 2017 10:38 AM EDT

People have few chances this year to catch some cosmic entertainment. Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere already got a view of the Lyrid meteor shower at the end of April. Nonetheless, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will make its appearance at the first weekend in May.

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower makes its appearance to start at the first weekend in May. If a person is somewhere where the skies are clear during the early morning hours, that person may be able to observe a few meteors. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office stated that there will be up to 30 visible meteors an hour. The Eta Aquarid meteors are one of two meteor showers created by Comet Halley's debris, Space reported.

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower happens between April 22 and May 20. The peak of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower should happen before dawn on May 6.

The Northern Hemisphere people should look toward the southern horizon, while individuals in the Southern Hemisphere should direct one's gaze toward the north. People living near the equator will get the best views of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, Fox 8 reported.

Although the Eta Aquarid meteors come into sight to originate from the same point, people should not look straight at the radiant to find meteors. If a person does, the person might not witness the meteors that generate the longest bright streaks across the sky. The best way to see the meteors is to lie flat and look straight up. Thus, a person will get the widest view of the sky.

Nevertheless, Eta Aquarid meteor shower appears when Earth passes through the orbital path of Halley's Comet, which means Earth passes through the comet's debris. The debris breaks into Earth's atmosphere and sets up the meteor shower. Meanwhile, the complete revolution of Halley's Comet around the sun takes around 76 years.

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