The north-eastern Horizon as seen from Adelaide at 4:30 am ACST,
the eta Aquariid radiant is marked with a starburst. Similar views will
be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time (click to
Just a reminder that the
eta Aquariid meteor shower, which is produced by the debris from
Halley’s Comet, is best seen on the mornings of the 7th, 8th
and 9th from 4:00 AM to 5:00 AM (that's tomorrow morning and this wekend), when Aquarius
is fairly high above the
horizon and the crescent Moon is low.
I you have dark skies you may see between a meteor every
3-4 minutes at this time. The radiant of the shower is about five
hand-spans up from the eastern horizon, and three hand-spans to the left
of due east at 4:30 am (see diagram above).
Labels: eta aquarid, Meteors, unaided eye