It is a little rainy today but if local south Floridians are lucky and the clouds cooperate we will be able to observe a beautiful meteor shower tonight. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak before dawn on Wednesday morning. Experts are also predicting that the meteors will be visible Thursday morning as well.
You will be able to see ten to twenty meteors per hour under the dark Floridian skies. However, it might be slightly less because the moon just hit its full phase on Monday.
Experts at EarthSky.org give this tip, “Want to watch in moonlight? Do it. You’ll likely see some bright meteors that shine through the moon’s glare.” The 2015 Eta Aquarid meteor shower will be best seen Wednesday, May 6, from 3 am to dawn. This shower “favors” the southern hemisphere as well as the tropical and subtropical latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. This should be quite the sight to see tomorrow morning! For more information about the meteor shower, please visit: EarthSky.org.