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Eta Aquariids

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The Eta Aquariids are an annual meteor shower that appears to radiate from the southern constellation Aquarius.

The meteor shower peaks on or around May 6 every year and is associated with Halley’s Comet, a short period comet that can be seen from Earth every 75 to 76 years.

The Eta Aquariids can typically be seen from April 21 to May 20. The meteor shower does not have a sharp peak, only higher meteor rates that plateau for about a week around May 7.
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Orionids

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The Orionids (Orionid Meteor Shower) are an annual meteor shower that occurs between October 16 and October 27.

The meteor shower peaks around October 21 with a zenithal hourly rate of 20 to 25 meteors. The exact dates vary from year to year, as does the hourly rate. The Orionids sometimes also have double peaks. The meteors typically reach a velocity of 66 kilometres (41 miles) per second.
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