an exceptional shower of shooting stars expected in France this weekend

an exceptional shower of shooting stars expected in France this weekend
an exceptional shower of shooting stars expected in France this weekend

Pay attention this weekend, you might just see a shower of shooting stars. Already present in the sky in May 2023, the Eta Aquarids can be observed again these days.

It is typically a very active meteor shower that produces up to 50 meteors per hour, when viewing conditions are excellent.

The phenomenon began on April 19 and is expected to last until May 28, but it is precisely this weekend that its peak is expected.

Due to the new moon scheduled for May 8, the light conditions are particularly suitable for May 5 and 6. The ideal time to observe them is between midnight and three in the morning.

A year that could be exceptional

Scientists predict that this year could be exceptional, with potentially high rates of meteors, according to an American study, relayed by Science et vie.

No need for binoculars or any other device to observe shooting stars, but it is advisable to move away from the light pollution of cities if you want to try to see them. The constellation Aquarius is a good guide for where to look.

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