Eta Aquarid meteor shower 2023 peaking now

The annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks on Friday (May 5) and Saturday (May 6), offering skywatchers the opportunity to see debris from Halley’s Comet as it enters Earth’s atmosphere at incredible speeds and burns up. 

This year the meteor shower began lighting up the night sky over Earth on April 19 and will last until May 28, so even after its peak there will be plenty of opportunity to catch fireballs streaking through the sky.

2023-05-05 15:34:37