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Peak viewing time for Eta Aquarids meteor shower: watch shooting stars from Halley's Comet



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The Eta Aquarids shower is due to officially peak on Thursday, May 6, between midnight and dawn, when you could spot up to 60 shooting stars an hour.

The annual spectacle started on April 19 and will run through to May 28, but this week is peak viewing.

The Eta Aquarids meteors are dust grains which originally made up the tail of Halley’s comet.

According to NASA, in the Northern Hemisphere, Eta Aquarids meteors can more often be seen as 'earthgrazers' – which are long meteors that appear to lick the surface of the Earth at the horizon.

Send your stargazing pictures to picturedesk@newburynews.co.uk



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