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One Of 2024's Best Meteor Showers Has Begun: When To See The Eta Aquariids At Their Best

• Forbes

The absolute maximum number of "shooting stars" per hour is 50, according to the American Meteor Society, though 10-30 per hour is what to expect a few days on either side of the peak night.

Eta Aquariids In 2024

Caused by dust and debris left in the solar system by the world's most famous comet, 1P Halley, the Eta Aquariids are one of just three meteor showers in 2024 that will peak while there's a minimum of moonlight in the night sky, making them easier to see. So it's worth trying to be somewhere dark for the peak night of the Eta Aquariids this year.


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