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Although the shower has a fairly decent ZHR above 30 meteors per hour between Eta Aquariid radiant position (April-May) 25 May 15 May 20 May Circlet AQUARIUS Steering Wheel 10 May ` _ 25 Apr 20 Apr 30 Apr d 5 May CAPRICORNUS PISCES ESE E Þ The Eta Aquariid radiant never gets particularly high, but the new Moon will make meteor hunting easier 3-10 May, the low altitude of the radiant means the shower is best seen from the southern hemisphere. Despite this, the Moon is new when the shower peaks this year, meaning that although the period of observation is relatively short, there won’t be any light pollution from the Moon to interfere with the view.
DATE WEST EAST 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 3 2 1 0 1 2 arcminutes YOUR BONUS CONTENT Planetary observing forms Tethys Dione Rhea Titan Iapetus Saturn 3 54 The Northern Hemisphere PERSEUS STAR NAME CONSTELLATION NAME GALAXY _ Arcturus 1 MAY AT 01:00 BST 15 MAY AT 00:00 BST 31 MAY AT 23:00 BST HE A ST STAR CHARTS WHEN TO USE THIS CHART RT O N KEY TO On other dates, stars will be in slightly different places due to Earth’s orbital motion. Stars that cross the sky will set in the west four minutes earlier each night.