How to watch the Eta Aquarids meteor shower this weekend

One of spring’s busiest meteor showers, called the Eta Aquarids, is peaking this weekend. To catch the “shooting stars,” just step outside and look to the southern night sky.

The Eta Aquarids reached their approximate peak Friday morning (May 6), and they will continue to put on a strong showing in the coming days, reaching as many as 30 meteors an hour. And these meteors are known for their speed, reaching some 148,000 mph (just over 238,000 km / h) as they hit our atmosphere, NASA said.

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