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As of 22-May-2019

Eta Aquariids

Parent Body: Halley's Comet
Radiant Constellation: Aquarius
Radiant RA: 22h 20m
Radiant Dec: -01°
Start Date: 04/19
Peak Date: 05/06
End Date: 05/28
Meteor Velocity: 66 km/s
Hourly Rate: 55
Unlike most major annual meteor showers, there is no sharp peak for Eta Aquariids shower, but rather a plateau of good rates that last approximately one week centered on May 7. This meteor shower seems stronger when viewed from the Southern tropics. The meteors we currently see as members of the Eta Aquariid shower separated from Halley