This coming week, the Eta Aquariid meteor shower is expected to put on a show. The peak of the shower will occur Friday and Saturday nights, May 4th and 5th. This year is expected to a bit less spectacular than previous years due to the moon, but the more brilliant streaks should overcome this obstacle.
The Eta Aquariid historically has shown between 10 and 30 meteors an hour. You should see some fast streaks and a few fireballs. This shower is caused by pieces of debris from the path of Haley’s Comet.
This is also a great time to take some dazzling pictures. See How to take photos of a meteor shower for hints on taking some great pics!