In case you weren’t busy tonight and are also able to flee the light pollution of the Greater L.A. area, you should grab some blankets and binoculars and settle in for a meteor shower.

The annual Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower will occur this evening, and pepper the Northern Hemisphere with 20-30 meteors per hour, mostly in the moon-free one just before local sunrise time. The Southern Hemisphere will get a much bigger show, but according to spaceweather.com, the ones we see are more likely to be big “earthgrazers,” the sometimes-yellowtailed meteors which the OC Register describes as “spectacular,” “slow and dramatic.”

So grab a thermos and coffee and pitch yourself a reclining chair and enjoy the show!

meteor shower

via Photonaturalist

image by mischiru

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