Halley’s Comet Meteor Shower Visible Tonight
Halley's Comet is visible from Earth only once every 75 years, but the meteor shower created from the tail of the comet comes every year, with a shower lasting up to a month with the best visibility for Maine tonight.
The Eta Aquarids are one of the two annual meteor showers that are caused by the debris trail left by the famous Halley's Comet hundreds of years ago. Forecasters estimate a maximum of 60 visible meteors per hour.
According to a map by Accuweather Maine has a fair chance of viewing the meteor shower around 3-5AM, although visibility will be even more limited due to a bright moon.
Slooh is an online observatory that will be offering a live broadcast of the meteor shower starting at 5PM tonight. During the broadcast, professional astronomers will discuss the meteor shower and take questions from the public. Just send them a tweet with #MeteordeMayo followed by your question.