Beautiful weather allows for viewing of famous comet’s fireballs



From The Palm Beach Post: The Eta Aquarid light show spawned by Halley’s Comet can be seen in the pre-dawn hours through Tuesday, sending as many as 30 meteors per hour hurtling through our atmosphere.

Alan MacRobert, senior editor of Sky and Telescope magazine, said South Florida is close enough for a good show and that the meteorites should be visible in all parts of the sky; they radiate from the constellation Aquarius, the water bearer.

“Be patient, and try to find a dark sky,” MacRobert said. “The best hours are before the first light of dawn.”

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