Eta Carinids

Eta Carinids

About Eta Carinids

The Eta Carinids are a meteor shower lasting from January 14 to 27 each year. It peaks on January 21. It was first discovered in 1961 in Australia. Roughly two to three meteors occur per hour at its maximum. It gets its name from the radiant which is close to the nebulous star Eta Carinae.

Contributions by SmackBot, AstroHurricane001, and VolkovBot.