A month long Meteor Shower as Earth papasses through the tail of Halley’s Comet.
This will start around April 20th and continue until May 21st. The best time to view will be in the small hours between May 5 and 7, when the sky will be the darkest during the new Moon.
The specks and flecks you’ll be seeing are tiny pieces of debris from Halley’s Comet hitting Earth’s atmosphere and burning up. They’re called the Eta Aquarids as they appear to emerge from the constellation of Aquarius. At their peak time, you can expect to see up to 30 meteors per hour. If weather conditions are favorable.
The Eta Aquarids happens every year thanks to Halley’s comet. It takes the comet about 75 years to travel around the sun, but Earth passes through the tail of the comet around April/ May every year.Halley’s comet is projected to directly pass by the Earth again in 2061