As many as 30 Eta Aquarid meteors can be seen per hour during their peak.
Viewing in the Southern Hemisphere is preferable but not necessary.
Eta Aquarids are best seen from the Southern Hemisphere due to the low radiant in the sky, which will leave some meteors to streak below the horizon.
The May meteor shower is bits of ice and space dust left behind from Halley's Comet that crash into Earth's atmosphere, creating what we see as shooting stars.
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And there's a second reason to get out from under the doona before dawn (or take it out to the backyard): another comet, the F8 Swan, may appear between 5am and 6am, though you'll need binoculars or a telescope for that one. However, it is also visible in the northern hemisphere.
Halley's Comet produces two meteor showers - the other is the Orionids later in the year.
The night sky is often streaked with far-off meteor showers and blink-and-you'll-miss-them cosmic events.
As with all so-called "super moons", it marks the moment a moon's "full" phase coincides with its closest point in orbit, causing the moon to look bigger and brighter than usual.
FILE- The supermoon rises behind a downtown office building in Kansas City Mo
You may remember, a few weeks ago we had a meteor shower.
First, a few things you need to know.
People in Perth will be in the hot seat nationally, with more meteors per hour the further west you go because the radiant point is higher in the sky before sunrise.
Eta Aquarids - meteors appearing from the constellation "Aquarius" - will be shooting across the night sky.
When to watch the Eta Aquariid meteor shower in Australia?
The water jar is in the southern part of the constellation for those in the Southern Hemisphere, and the northern part for those in the Northern Hemisphere.
Given coronavirus restrictions will prevent many of us from travelling right now, those living in quieter, darker areas away from bright lights will have a better chance of seeing the meteors.
"Our best chance will be in the hours just before dawn, facing the eastern sky". You'll also want to find a spot with a clear view along the horizon. Just do not forget to set your alarm, grab a hot chocolate, a blanket and enjoy.