One of the Most Visible Meteor Showers of 2019 Is Happening This Weekend. Here Is How to Watch It

May 04, 07:08 PM

The peak of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower will coincide with a new moon this weekend, meaning the conditions will be ideal to view the annual flurry of burning space debris. Here is what you need to know to catch a glimpse. What is a meteor shower? A meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through a cloud of space debris, often left behind by a comet. When the debris vaporizes in the Earth's atmosphere, it results in streaks of light across the sky.

The peak of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower will coincide with a new moon this weekend, meaning the conditions will be ideal to view the annual flurry of burning space debris. Here is what you need to know to catch a glimpse. What is a meteor shower? A meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through a cloud of space debris, often left behind by a comet. When the debris vaporizes in the Earth's atmosphere, it results in streaks of light across the sky.