Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch it peak in night skies
Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times
Posted at May 04 01:45 PM
All year long, as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris — trails of rocks and ice left behind by comets. When Earth passes through them, the bits of debris, which can be as small as grains of sand, pierce the sky at such speeds that they burst, creating a meteor shower.
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