Monthly Stargazing Calendar for May 2015 

Aquarius constellation map. Image credit: IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine. License: CC BY 3.0.

Early this month, on the night of May 5th and 6th we will witness the peak of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. It is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. However most of the meteors can be seen in the Southern Hemisphere. For the rest of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. Continue reading

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