Big shooting star show set to light up our self-iso lives

The best viewing is from dark skies in the country during clear weather conditions, though, "city dwellers can still see some of the brighter meteors racing across the sky", he said. Wanna go to the movies?

This year's meteor shower is expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday night, and is best viewed from the Southern Hemisphere, where the night is longer at this time of year. So, maybe you can at least wish on a falling star for these events to get kicking again?

"If you can find the Water Jar in the constellation Aquarius, you've as good as located the radiant point for the Eta Aquarid meteors", says McClure. On average, you can see up to 20-40 meteors per hour.

A general dependable guideline with meteor showers: You are never watching the Earth cross into leftovers from a comet's latest circle. But the meteors will be raining down most of the week, so you may have more luck catching a glimpse during the slightly darker mornings on either side of the peak.

The Eta Aquariid meteor shower, which occurs every May, is set to light up the sky across the Southern Hemisphere, and will be at its peak in the early hours of tomorrow morning. The Orionids meteor shower in October also originates from this comet.

As this meteor shower is active till May 28, people can still watch this celestial spectacle in early morning every day, Planetary Society of India (PSI) Director N Sri Raghunandan Kumar interacting with UNI said.

Although the shower can be seen from all over the world, according to Earth Sky, "the Eta Aquariids are especially fine from Earth's Southern Hemisphere, and from the more southerly latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere".

The Eta Aquariids are created by the debris that is left over by Halley's Comet and is an annual event each April and May.

The names Pink and Flower were given to moons by Native Americans after the abundance of field flowers that grow at the time they appear.

Going to be a really nice night for it.

"You've got the Milky Way spread out over your head and you're looking down towards Jupiter, Saturn and Mars".

Mr McClure said: "Eta Aquarii is one of the four stars making up the Y-shaped Water Jar asterism in the northern part of Aquarius".

That's right, no binoculars or telescope required.

Viewers should look due east to see the shooting stars, which will be coming up from the horizon and moving quickly across the night sky from their origin in the constellation Aquarius. It's the ideal stargazing activity to begin with because you don't need equipment, except maybe a blanket and a thermos'.

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