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:
- EarthSky: Largest full moon of 2012 will obscure Eta Aquarids meteors
- Constellation Guide: Aquarius Constellation
- Spacedex 2012 Meteor Shower viewing guide
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2012
- StarDate 2012 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
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