Meteor shower Eta Aquarids from Halley's Comet may light up the sky in Vietnam between the evening of May 5 and early morning of May 6, NASA has forecast.
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Observers can see from 40 to 60 showers per hour in ideal weather conditions.
The best time to watch the Eat Aquarids is from 3:00 to 4:00 am on May 6, VnExpress newswire quoted Dang Vu Tuan Son, Chairman of Vietnam Club of Astronomy.
Meanwhile, Nguyen Duc Phuong, a member of the Vietnam Association of Astronomy and Space, said the Eat Aquarids should be seen with naked eyes since the speed of each meteor shower could reach 30km per second if seen through telescopes or binoculars.
A meteor shower is the result of an interaction between a planet and streams of debris from a comet.
The Eta Aquariids got their name because their radiant appears to lie in the constellation Aquarius, near one of the constellation's brightest stars, Eta Aquarii.