This month we can enjoy a spectacular meteor shower from the annual Eta Aquarids. The cosmic features will be flying through the sky on May 4, 5, and 6. Even it’s not going to be one of the best meteor showers in the Northern hemisphere; we’re still going to enjoy a fantastic show. For some, it will be a great way to begin Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
How to View the Meteor Shower on Monday Night
The meteor shower can be viewed from all over the world. Still, Earth Sky explained that the Eta Aquarids, “are especially fine from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere, and the more southerly latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.”
The Southern Hemisphere, however, is the place where someone can see the meteor shower due to the low radiant in the sky. Eta Aquarids are few and far between. One reason could be the time of sunrise and twilight on some parts of Earth. The meteor shower will have a wide peek, so you will still be able to view some meteors on the surrounding nights.
Stargazing at the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
We are advised to leave the city and be as far as possible from light pollution. That’s how we can enjoy the meteor shower. A dark sky and a spot with a clear view can also do the trick. It can be advantageous if we try to establish the exact point or the radiant at which the meteors will begin to emanate (inside the Aquarius constellation in the eastern sky).
There can also be some other things you could see while gazing at the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. Besides the Aquarius constellation, you can see Mars in the morning sky, as well. It will appear to the right side of the constellation. Consider using telescopes and binoculars, too, but keep in mind that your view will be limited.