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Earth will be travelling through the dusty debris from Halley’s Comet, which will result in the yearly Aquarid meteor shower this week. reports that as many as 85 meteors per hour will be visible in the southern hemisphere during the peak on Wednesday morning, May 6.

Rates in the northern hemisphere are forecast to be 20 to 30 per hour.

The best time to view the shower will be during the moonless hours before local sunrise. Look toward the east or southeast.

Halley’s Comet last visited the earth in 1986.