Eta Aquarids meteor shower 2020: 9 must-see photos captured by skygazers

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower - What you need to know

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaked early Tuesday, offering stunning light displays.

Skygazers flocked to social media to share their photos of the celestial event. Here are some of our favorites:

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Gotcha! . Finally after a week of trying I caught a bright green meteor this morning at 0330! Not caught in the literal sense as that would have been disastrous!This is most likely a nickel or copper-dense fragment given its strong green colour . I am presuming this to be an Eta Aquariid meteor, caused by small pieces of icy rock which separated from Halley's Comet hundreds of years ago. Unlike most major annual meteor showers, there is no sharp peak for this shower, but rather a broad maximum with good rates that last approximately one week centered around May 5 . My first astro shot with the new glass, hence the imperfect composition on the Milkyway in the frame (I am still getting used to a narrower field of view to what I have used for a couple of years🙄) . Shot with @nikonaustralia D7200, @sigmaphotoaustralia 18-35 f1.8 Art lens, 15s, f1.8, ISO 640, @siruiaustralia AM-254 Tripod with A-10 Head . Have you seen any meteors during the iso period? . #meteor #shootingstar #traveller #milkyway #galactic #etaaquarid #brightskies #naturesart #nightscapes #thenightsky #igersqueensland #rurallove #thisisqueensland #loveyouqueensland #nightgram #abcmyphoto #sigma1835 #milkyway_nightscapes #starscape #milkywaychasers #milkywayphotography #stayathome #ruralaustralia #lightart #nightscapes #starstruck @nights_dreamworld @milkywaychasers @raw_longexposure @themilkywaychaser.com.au @milkywayshooters @milkyway_tv @thegreatmilkywaychase @ig_milkyway @dailyspaceshot @nightskape @milkywaymafia @batpixs_night @focusaustralia @color_captures @light_shots @night_captures @renegade_rural @total_rural

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A meteor from the Lyrid meteor shower is seen on April 22, 2020, in Schermbeck, Germany. The peak of another meteor shower, the Eta Aquarids, occurred early Tuesday.
A meteor from the Lyrid meteor shower is seen on April 22, 2020, in Schermbeck, Germany. The peak of another meteor shower, the Eta Aquarids, occurred early Tuesday. (Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)