A Meteor Shower Featuring Leftover Remains Of Halley’s Comet Will Soon Be Visible Over South Carolina

If ever there was a celestial event worth viewing, it’s the early May meteor shower known as Eta Aquariids. Set to light up the skies over South Carolina for a period lasting approximately a week between May 2 – May 7 (with a peak on May 4-5), the Eta Aquariids has a special place in the heart of astronomers the world over.

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Scope out the darkest spot in your yard a few nights in advance so you’ll have an unobstructed view of the eastern sky. The Eta Aquariids should be visible beginning approximately 5:30 a.m. in South Carolina on the mornings of May 4 and May 5. (If the weather forecast calls for clouds on those two mornings, then try a day or two before or after the peak.)