What you Need to Know about the Meteor Shower this Weekend

It comes once every year

In Autumn the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower blazes across the sky. The shower will peak early tomorrow morning, but will still be visible for the days following. The best time to see the shower is just before dawn at 4 am in the morning.

If you’re game enough to get up that early, you’ll see as many as 30 meteors every hour. The meteors will leave beautiful long wakes, so make sure to leave the bright lights of the city to see the shower properly. Those in Perth and the Outback will have the best view. This year’s meteor shower is said to be the best on record.

Video: The 2015, Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

“Aquarius will appear in the sky over the Perth hills around 1:45 am so you should go out around 3:00 am and give your eyes 15 minutes to fully adjust to the lighting conditions and look between North and North East. While it’s always best to find a nice park or a large open space for best viewing of a meteor shower, you can go out to our front or back yard and still get a good view,” Perth Observatory says.

Meteor shower, NASA

Image: Meteor shower, NASA

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower contains the remnants of the famous Halley comet that appears every 75 years.

The observatory suggests to lay down and look up. Watch the flying meteors set the morning sky alight.

Header: Eta Meteor Shower, Shutterstock

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