Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend

NASA Image of the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

The Aquarid meteor shower will peak early Saturday morning.

Eta Aquarid has been named as the "meteor of the week" by the International Meteor Organisation.

ETA-Aquarids was famous for his swiftness. In 1870, while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, Lt. Col. G.L. Tupman sighted 15 meteors on the morning of April 30, and another 13 a few mornings later.

The best place to spot them is near the Aquarius constellation.

SHOOTING stars created by the trail of Halley's Comet will be visible in the night sky over Essex tonight.

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The Eta Aquariid meteor shower will peak this week on May 5 and 6.

Like other comets, Halley's is a cosmic litterbug; about every three-quarters of a century as it sweeps closest to the sun, it leaves a "river of rubble" in its wake along its orbit.

When can I see the Eta Aquarids?

In their book "Observe Meteors" (Astronomical League, 1986) David Levy and Stephen Edberg refer to the Eta Aquarids as "A May flower". They permeate the atmosphere with a velocity of about 66 km per second, that is, 237 of 400 kilometers per hour.

"S$3 ince they move very quickly - about 148,000 miles per hour (238,000 km/h) - they leave very long "tails" in the sky", Rae Paoletta explains for Gizmodo.

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But watching predawn skies either Saturday or Sunday - before the moon bloats to full May 10 - could offer a better chance of seeing a meteor.

Observers in the southern hemisphere will have the best view, and will see the shower's radiant in the north.

"If you go out, be patient", MacRobert said. Find out here and good luck! "A few of the brightest ones may shine through, and if you are looking for a shooting star to make a wish on, you might just get one".

'In the Northern Hemisphere, Eta Aquarid meteors can more often be seen as "earthgrazers"'. They also started a bit earlier and will end later than usual.

Don't you just love star gazing?

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