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Halley’s Comet

(NASA)

‘Eta Aquarids’ Meteor Shower Visible Now, But Best Shooting Stars On Cinco De Mayo

Remember Halley’s Comet? We’re about to get hit by parts of it as dust from the tail of the comet smashes into earth on the night of May 5th–Cinco de Mayo–during the Eta Aquarids meteor shower.

04/28/2014

Orionids Meteor Shower. (NASA )

Meteor Shower Lights Up Bay Area Skies

A meteor shower spawned by history’s most famous comet lit up skies above the Bay Area on Wednesday night, and experts at NASA and the National Weather Service said more would appear with increasing frequency through this weekend.

10/17/2012