Mountain Skies – ETA Aquarid Meteors Fly Thursday Morning
Last updated 5/3/2021 at 3:04pm
Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks about 10 p.m. EDT Wednesday night. Thus, the best time for observing will be in the predawn hours Thursday morning until the waning crescent moon rises shortly after 4 a.m. Observers in the Carolinas will find the radiant, the point out of which the meteors will appear to originate, in Aquarius low in the east before dawn. While this low altitude makes observing more favorable for viewers in the southern hemisphere, the Aquarids present a popular shower to observe even from our latitude. As a guide this year, the bright planet...