by Conscious Reminder
This Tuesday, get ready for a spectacular light show that you’ll probably remember throughout your lifetime! The Eta-Aquariids meteor shower will color the sky on May 5!
In this distressing time of the global pandemic, things have changed. Everything feels a bit different, even surreal at times.
The only thing that’s remained unchanged is the sky. And if that sky colors up, it can bring a little bit of hope back to us.
The Eta-Aquariid meteor shower is going to take place in the early hours of 5th May, and so, you might be lucky enough to see bits of the spectacle.
Even before the peak, the teasers had started from April 19th, 2020. It is expected to continue until the end of this month, producing 60 meteors by the hour.
The Eta-Aquariid is especially special as it is reminiscent of the Halley’s Comet. The celestial body visits our solar system every 75 years.
It last occurred in 1986 and is not expected to come until the year 2061. So, we will have to make do with Eta-Aquariid.
The Eta-Aquariid itself is a result of the many pieces left behind by Halley’s Comet.
Dr. Jackie Faherty, a Ph.D. Astronomer, remembers his first sighting of Halley’s Comet in 1986. He mentioned how the Eta-Aquariid would be a constant reminder of the 1986 Celestial event for him.
On the other hand, this Tuesday, the Moon will be closest to our planet, resulting in the Supermoon. It is going to be the Super Flower Moon.
There is a possibility that you might miss the meteor shower since the Moon might shine too bright. People in the equator and the Southern Hemisphere will get the best view of this meteor shower.
Most commonly known as “shooting stars”, the shooting stars are actually just dust particles shooting off in space.
Eta-Aquariid is not the only event caused by Halley’s Comet. The celestial body left another dust cloud which resulted in November’s Orionids.
Get ready to stare at the sky and absorb the hope that this light spectacle is going to show us.
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