Eta Aquarid meteor shower
The 2018 Eta Aquarids meteor shower will peak this weekend, with a clear, dark sky forecast for a few major South American cities.
As the Earth passes through the debris trail left behind by Halley’s Comet, the Southern Hemisphere will experience the most active meteor shower activity. Up to 40 meteors are expected to streak across the sky every hour – or one every 90 seconds. Those along the West Coast of the continent will have a good shot at seeing some meteors as well.