posted on May, 4 2011 @ 04:41 AM
May 6th Sky watchers who look during the dark hours before dawn on Friday could see between 10 and 40 meteors per hour
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: "Each eta Aquarid
meteoroid is a piece of Halley's Comet doing a kamikaze death dive into the atmosphere," explains NASA astronomer Bill Cooke. "Many people have never
seen this famous comet, but on the morning of May 6th they can watch bits of it leave fiery trails across the sky."
Somthin to look forward to that dosnt involve Osama!!
Oh and if you cant make it outside, NASA will be hosting an all night chat here
p.m. EDT (May 5) until 5 a.m. EDT (May 6).www.spaceweather.com...
edit on 4-5-2011 by grindhouzer because: (no reason given)