How to see the Eta Aquarids meteor shower this weekend

One of the busiest meteor showers of the spring, called the Eta Aquarids, is peaking this weekend. To catch the “shooting stars”, simply go outside and look up at the southern night sky.

The Eta Aquarids reached their approximate peak on Friday morning (May 6) and will continue to show a large presence in the coming days, reaching up to 30 meteors per hour. And these meteors are known for their speed, reaching about 148,000 mph (just over 238,000 km/h) when they hit our atmosphere, NASA said.

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