First Alert Weather : Meteor Shower peaks this week
Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak early Wednesday morning, but will still be viewable throughout the end of the week
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The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will continue this week and will peak early Wednesday morning, as the Earth passes through debris from Halley’s Comet. As many as 10-20 meteors per hour will be visible, with sky condition and light contamination, the biggest hindrance in seeing these streaking meteors.
The best viewing times for them will be between midnight & 5 a.m. throughout the rest of the week and you will want to look into the east southeastern sky during that time. The moon phase will be a waning crescent, and therefore, only 33% visible during that time.
Bundle up if you take a gander at these the next several mornings, as frosty temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s are expected throughout the rest of the work week.
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