eta aquarid meteors

Astrophoto: Stonehenge, the Milky Way and an Eta Aquarids Meteor

by Nancy Atkinson May 15, 2013

Astrophotographer Peter Greig (St1nkyPete on Flickr) had always wanted to go to Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, and chose to go there this year for his birthday. It turns out the Universe gave him a little birthday present, with a fabulous clear evening to see the Milky Way shining overhead, along with a few Eta Aquarid […]

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Watch for the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower this Weekend

by David Dickinson April 30, 2013

An often ignored meteor shower may offer fine prospects for viewing this weekend. The Eta Aquarid meteors provide a dependable display in early May. With a radiant very near a Y-shaped asterism in northern Aquarius, the Eta Aquarids are one of the very few major showers that provide a decent annual show for southern hemisphere […]

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