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Eta Aquarids 2011 Compilation



A compilation of some radiant dwelling meteors from the 2011 Eta Aquarid meteor shower



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Meteors recorded by NASA's network of all-sky cameras in the southeastern United States  on the 7th May, 2011.

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A meteor shower showing remnants from Halley's Comet is expected to peak this weekend when viewing conditions in the Mid-West will be prime.
The shower occurs twice a year when Earth passes through dust ejected from the comet thousands of years ago and the early hours of Saturday morning will be best to catch a glimpse.
Mudgee Observatory proprietor John Vetter said the shower occurs over an extended period but peaks in the middle.

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Vietnamese star lovers will have a chance to see the Eta Aquarids meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet early Friday, according to scientists.
Dang Vu Tuan Son, chief of the Vietnam Astronomy Club, said the best time to watch the meteors would be between 3am to 4am on Friday.

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Meteors from Halley's Comet

Looking for an adventure? Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights. You won't be alone. The birds will be up and singing about the coming dawn, and, of course, about the eta Aquarid meteor shower.
The eta Aquarids are best viewed from the southern hemisphere, but there's something special about them no matter where you live...

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Even thought the eta Aquarid meteor shower will be seen from both hemispheres, the Southern Hemisphere has the visible advantage over the Northern Hemisphere.
People "down under" in such countries as Australia and New Zealand will see three times as many as people "up over" in such countries as the United States and Canada.

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Stargazers could be able to catch a glimpse of the Eta Aquarids on Thursday or Friday. Eta Aquarids is a meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet. The Taipei Astrological Museum said in an online press release that the peak of the meteor shower was likely to appear on Thursday or Friday, when observers may be able to see up to 85 meteors in an hour under a clear dark sky.
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For skywatchers, the Eta Aquarid meteors will be most visible on Monday, according to astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute.
The Eta Aquarid meteors are associated with Comet Halley. This comet, undoubtedly the most famous comet of them all, has been observed at least since 240 BC.

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The Eta Aquarids will peak at 8 a.m. Monday. The radiant of the shower rises in the constellation Aquarius almost directly due east by 2:30 a.m., so between then and sunrise is the most ideal viewing time.
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