TONIGHT- Halley’s Comet Meteor Shower! –*

Halley’s Comet “Meteor Shower” to peak tonight at 9pm— !! 30-40 meteors per hour. 🙂

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is one of two “shooting stars” displays created by dusty debris from Halley’s Comet, which orbits the sun once every 76 years. The comet was last visible from Earth in 1986, but it has left trails of dust across the solar system that, as the Earth passes through them, create the Eta Aquarid meteor shower in early May and the Orionid meteor shower in mid-October.

The next time Halley’s Comet will swing near Earth will be in 2061.


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Posted on May 5, 2013, in Earth, Space and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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