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.)
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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