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The Eta Aquarid meteor shower in 2021 will peak this week. Here’s how to see it.

Early Thursday morning (May 6), just before dawn begins to illuminate the eastern sky, we will have the opportunity to see some of the remnants of the most famous comet light up briefly in the early morning.

Halley’s comet made its last passage through the inner solar system in 1986 and is due to return only in the summer of 2061. However, every time Halley orbits the Sun, it leaves behind a dusty trail – call it “space debris” – that ends behind the comet.


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