The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is the legacy of Halley’s Comet in May’s night sky

Do you remember Halley’s Comet? The last time this famous object was visible was in 1986, 36 years ago.

You younger readers might have little or no memory of this famous cosmic vagabond (It takes roughly 75 years to go once around the sun; your next chance will come in the summer of 2061). Or maybe, if you were around back then, you didn’t see Halley’s Comet at all because of light pollution or the comet’s low altitude above the horizon.

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