Darla Young in Carthage, Arkansas, caught this meteor on May 6, 2016, the peak morning of last week’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower. The peak has passed, but Earth is still traveling through a stream of debris in space left behind by the famous Comet Halley. Although the meteors are declining in numbers now, you might still see some if you look outside before dawn.
Thank you, Darla!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.