Super Moon and Aquarid Meteor Shower

From Space Weather:

Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower.  The shower peaks this weekend on May 5th and 6th.  Glare from a perigee full Moon–a “Super Moon”–will interfere with the display.  Nevertheless, observers especially in the southern hemisphere could still see dozens of meteors during the hours before local sunrise on May 6th.  More information about the shower and live audio from a meteor radar may be found on

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  1. Supertradmum says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Father. If it is clear here, a long-shot, as it is supposed to rain for another week, I shall look for these. I followed your link and here is the sky map in the Eastern part of the sky, for your readers.

  2. Bea says:

    Beautiful clear skies Wonderful view of that glorious moon. God creates some marvelous things, doesn’t He?
    Thanks for (literal) heads-up. Fr. Z.

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