Brazilians Will be Able to Watch a Meteor Shower Over the Weekend

Shooting stars result from the Halley comet trail, which is passing close to Earth.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the morning of Sunday, May 5th, a meteor shower will be visible in the Brazilian skies as Halley's comet, visible from Earth every 75 or 76 years, passes nearby. Its last passage was in 1986, and it will only return on 28th July 2061.

The phenomenon - named Eta Aquaridas, as its point of origin is in the constellation of Aquarius - will provide the visualization of what is popularly called shooting stars, possibly between 30 and 40 of them per hour during the moment of the natural display.

The Eta Aquaridas have . . .

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