2 years ago

When:
6 May, 2016

Location:
Melbourne, VIC

Organised by:
Astronomical Society


In April and May, the earth is making its annual pass through the tail of Halley’s comet meaning its Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower time. The debris of the comet makes 2 showers per year – Aquarids, where shooting stars originate from the Aquarius constellation and later in the year the Orionids shower.

This shower is better in the Southern Hemisphere and it peaks on May 5 and 6 in the early hours of the morning (around 3AM-4AM). The new moon on the 6th is also great because the sky will be nice and dark.

We are no longer taking bookings for our campout event but head somewhere dark this weekend to spot some meteors in the wee hours of the morning