Taipei, There is a good chance that astronomy buffs in Taiwan will be able to spot shooting stars from May 4-6 as the Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Monday.
Conditions will be optimal to view the meteor shower at about 2 a.m. each day during the period, the museum said, adding that the Eta Aquarids are known for their brightness and high speed.
Up to 50 meteors could flash through the sky per hour from a northerly direction, it said.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower takes place annually from April 19 to May 28, when the Earth encounters dusty debris from Halley's Comet, named after astronomer Edmond Halley, who determined the comet's periodicity and contributed to our understanding of the solar system.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel