MAY: The Eta Aquariid meteor shower 

The Eta Aquariid meteor shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 The Eta Aquariids will next peak around May 4-5, 2024.

The maximum rate for shooting stars in a clear sky will be about 50 per hour. These fast meteors travel across the sky at about 42 miles (67 kilometers) per second

Moonlight will provide minimal interference to meteor hunters, as the peak of the Eta Aquariids is around the time of the new moon.

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Aquariid meteor shower is categorized as a strong shower and is best viewed from the Southern Hemisphere or close to the equator.

People close to the equator will have the best chance to see the Eta Aquariids. The meteors radiate from the constellation Aquarius, which dwells in the southern sky.

This means that the radiant of these shooting stars will be lower on the horizon for those viewing from the Northern Hemisphere, and it will appear higher in the sky for observers in the Southern Hemisphere.

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