Meteor streaks delighted skywatchers
this weekend as the Earth passed through the dust trail of Halley's Comet in an annual meteor shower display.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower,
which is visible in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres in the constellation Aquarius, peaked this weekend
Skywatchers were expected
to see as many as 30 meteors an hour streaking through the Earth's atmosphere in a late spring "shooting stars" display.
The event is best known
for fast-moving meteors with long trains, moving as fast as 41 miles (66 kilometers) per second, according to the American Meteor Society.
Social media was
also full of shower views from the Southern Hemisphere and from countries such as Japan.