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Friday, May 06, 2016


Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks 7 May, 2016 (Australia)

Morning sky on Saturday May 7 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 4:00 am ACST.  The radiant of the eta Aquariid meteor shower is shown.   Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to embiggen).

Don't forget, the Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks tomorrow morning (Saturday 7 May, for Australians), although good rates will also be seen on Sunday morning (however, the weather forecast is less encouraging).

Reports for observers this morning suggested that rates will be around the predicted one very three minutes from dark sky sites. So nice bright and slow meteors were seen (and quite a few dim ones.).

More details and observing hints here.

Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.
Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds (day and night) http://satview.bom.gov.au/


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