The May 7 moonrise occurs at around 5.13pm (AEST) in Sydney, and seeing as though the moon appears closer on the horizon, gazing around this time should make for some spectacular viewing. "If you're comfortable, you're gonna see a lot more activity".
Like many meteor showers, the Eta Aquariid can only be seen in the morning, with the best viewing for Australians being 2am to 5am on Wednesday, Professor Brown added. But we pass through the thickest debris on the morning of May 6.
In October, we cross the stream again, which is the point at which we see the Orionids meteor shower.
In addition to the almost-full moon lighting up the sky, there are now three bright planets to contend with.
But if you're looking for a reason to go out, that's not a bad presentation for any meteor shower.
"It's going to a really nice night", Dr. Musgrave stated. Active from April 19 to May 28, it is expected to be at its peak from Monday night into Tuesday. It was name due to the apparent proximity to the constellation Aquarius, more specifically though, to one of Aquarius' brightest stars, Eta Aquarii.
Mr McClure said: "Eta Aquarii is one of the four stars making up the Y-shaped Water Jar asterism in the northern part of Aquarius".
However, Eta Aquariid meteor shower is more awesome on the grounds that we go through the guts of the dust stream during the top so the pace of meteors is a lot higher. "Eta Aquariid meteors are known for their speed".
To get the best views of the shower, find a spot far away from city and street lights, lie back with your feet facing east, look up, and wait half an hour for your eyes to adjust. No telescopes or binoculars are needed.
"Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair with you-meteor watching can be a waiting game", the website says.
Do not forget to set your alarms, earthlings.