Is there a meteorite shower tonight?

The most recent meteor shower encounter was the Eta Aquarid, produced by debris from Halley’s Comet. The peak was seen in the night of May 5 and into the early morning hours of May 6. The shower appears at about one-quarter peak strength for about three or four days before and after May 6.

See some amazing Eta Aquarid meteor shower photos at

2015 sightings of meteor shower at their peak from

Moonlight will not pose much of a problem for the April Lyrids, August Perseids, October Draconids, October Orionids, November South Taurids, November North Taurids, November Leonids and December Geminids.

Check out some helpful tips for catching meteor showers at Sky & Telescope.

Updated on Wednesday, May 20 2015 at 05:18AM EDT
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