The supermoon put a little too much light into the night sky to see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower last night. It is one of two shooting star displays created by dust left over by Halley’s comet as it makes its 76-year trip around the sun. (The Orionid meteor shower in October is the other meteor show from the comet.)

If you have better conditions than I had in Paradelle – clear skies away from city lights – and went out before dawn, you might have caught a few fireballs before dawn.

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