City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. Luckily for us, the moon is currently a waxing crescent.
Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower appears near a star in the constellation Aquarius. This meteor shower contains particles from Halley's Comet, which last entered our inner solar system in 1986.
|Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos|
Check out these sites for more information about the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe:
- Spacedex Presents Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2011
- StarDate 2011 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
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