It’s that time again folks. One of the best sky shows commences on 5 May.

Spaceweather. com

METEORS FROM HALLEY’S COMET: Earth is approaching a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual eta Aquariid meteor shower. If forecasters are correct, the shower will peak on May 5th with as many as 40 meteors per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday. Eta Aquariids are fast, moving at 66 km/s (148,000 mph), and often trace long bright paths across the sky. Set your alarm and enjoy the show.

If you have a camera with the B setting (open shutter) one can get some spectacular images.
Professional photographers carry a small beanbag in their camera bag. This makes a wonderful immediate “tripod”. Set in down and nestle the camera into it. Use a cable shutter release to aboid camera movement.

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