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Meteor Shower Tonight and Tomorrow (May 5-7)


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If you happen to be up early in the morning tomorrow and Tuesday morning (May 5 and 6th) you will have a chance to see some meteors in the Southeast. Garimpo will have the best seat for the event.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

For the most part, the Eta Aquarids is a predawn shower. In 2014, the first quarter moon will set before the prime-time hours of the Eta Aquarid shower. The most meteors will probably rain down on May 6, in the dark hours before dawn. But watch on May 5 and 7 as well! The broad peak to this shower means that some meteors may fly in the dark hour before dawn for a few days before and after the predicted optimal date.

Get out and tell us what you see.

Mitchel

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I got out this morning and found nothing because of city lights and low counts ... disappointing but I did read about a new one.

Actually I was listening to the live broadcast and a guy said that on May 23 it could be the best meteor shower of our lifetime.

http://earthsky.org/space/comet-209p-linear-meteor-shower-storm-may-2014

It does not say it in this article but I'll post more in a different thread.

Mitchel

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