Check Out The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower This Week
If you are looking for something fun to do that still allows you to stay away from large gatherings, keep reading.
As you may have noticed, I'm a bit of an astronomy geek and often write about cool things that go on up above us. We recently experienced the Lyrid meteor shower and now, thanks in great part to Halley's Comet, here comes the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. This shower peaks last night and tonight with the best time to watch for shooting stars being in the early morning hours. To see them best, get as far away from El Paso's light pollution as possible.
(NOTE: Be careful if you venture into remote desert areas. The rattlesnakes have come out of hibernation and they're not feeling especially friendly.)
On the downside, 2020's last "Supermoon" is May 7th meaning that the moon will be exceptionally bright the next few nights. You can still see the shooting stars though, just look away from the moon and toward the darkest points in the sky. Click here for a "sky map" to help you pinpoint the epicenter of tonights "show".