Meteor Shower Thursday Night

By: Jim Loznicka Email
By: Jim Loznicka Email

A moonless night will mean perfect viewing conditions for the Aquarids Meteor Shower. Anywhere from 10 to 20 meteors can be seen per hour with tonight's show. As usual, best viewing will be at the beach or out in the country, away from pesky city lights!

Just look to the southeast sky, about 20 to 30 degrees above the horizon. The peak of the show will occur from about 3am to 5am on Friday morning.

The Aquarid meteor show related to Halley’s Comet. Bits and pieces of the comet's debris will be filtering through our atmosphere, thus the "meteor shower" for tonight!

Halley’s Comet is deep in the outer solar system at the moment and won’t return to Earth until 2061.

Happy viewing tonight!

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