/How to see the 2021 Eta Aquarid meteor shower in NorCal – KCRA Sacramento

How to see the 2021 Eta Aquarid meteor shower in NorCal – KCRA Sacramento


Debris from the famous Halley’s comet will light up the sky in California this week as part of what’s known as the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. KCRA meteorologist Tamara Berg says skies should be clear enough to notice the event, which will peak early Wednesday morning.When can I see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower near me? Look up in the sky before sunrise, basically between 3 and 5 a.m. “When you look up at that sky you look up to the southeast, up toward the moon,” Berg said. “Then you’ll see Jupiter and in between that is where you may have the chance to see what looks like a shooting star.” You may be able to see five meteors per hour. There are several apps available through Apple and Google’s stores to help in finding constellations and meteor showers.

Debris from the famous Halley’s comet will light up the sky in California this week as part of what’s known as the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.

KCRA meteorologist Tamara Berg says skies should be clear enough to notice the event, which will peak early Wednesday morning.

When can I see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower near me?

Look up in the sky before sunrise, basically between 3 and 5 a.m.

“When you look up at that sky you look up to the southeast, up toward the moon,” Berg said. “Then you’ll see Jupiter and in between that is where you may have the chance to see what looks like a shooting star.”

You may be able to see five meteors per hour.

There are several apps available through Apple and Google’s stores to help in finding constellations and meteor showers.

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