The Lyrid meteor shower is over, but your chance of seeing shooting stars this spring is not. The meteorites of Eta Aquarids arrived on April 19th and are visible until May 28th. The highlight is the early morning hours of May 6th.
"The visibility will be good this year," said Bill Cooke, a meteorologist at NASA. The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, notified NBC News MACH in an email. "There will be no moonlight to flush out the weakening meteors."
While people in the Southern Hemisphere will have the best chance of seeing the Eta Aquarids, the meteorites will also hold a show for those in the United States and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere.
"All you need is a clear, dark sky," Cooke said, adding that in fine weather, observers can expect up to 40 meteors per hour during the summit.