Takes 76 years to shine, Left Debris to Remember, People gathered to give warm welcome
Halley's Comet the favorite comet of all comes around only after 76 years. Last appeared in the inner Solar System in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061. But during its appearance has left debris and this debris has been making biannual appearances in the night sky ever since – once every October in the form of the Orionid meteor shower, and again every May, as the Eta Aquarids.
The debris from Comet Halley hits Earth's atmosphere at a whopping 147,000 miles per hour (66 kilometers per second) and starts ablating (burning up) at altitudes around 68 miles (110 kilometers); most are vaporized by the time they reach 56 miles (90 kilometers) above the Earth's surface.
Australians consider it to be the best meteor shower of the year, the position of the Eta Aquarids in the night sky makes them almost imperceptible to skygazers in the Northern Hemisphere. About 10 meteors per hour were visible in the northern hemisphere.
People could not enjoy the full view of the meteor as because of the bright moon that flooded the sky with light.
It was reported that the Slooh community observatory have hosted a free webcast of the shower that will stream live.
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