Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Thrills Stargazers In These Stunning Photos

Meteor streaks delighted skywatchers this weekend as the Earth passed through the dust trail of Halley's Comet in an annual meteor shower display

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower which is visible in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres in the constellation Aquarius, peaked this weekend

Skywatchers were expected to see as many as 30 meteors an hour streaking through the Earth's atmosphere in a late spring "shooting stars" display

The event is best known for fast-moving meteors with long trains, moving as fast as 41 miles (66 kilometers) per second, according to the American Meteor Society

Social media was also full of shower views from the Southern Hemisphere and from countries such as Japan

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