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Halley’s comet to bring meteor shower Tuesday


(CNN) -- A meteor shower from Halley's comet will peak Tuesday.

But a nearly full moon will make it hard to see in the northern hemisphere.

This year, the Eta Aquariid meteor shower coincides with a May 7 super moon.

Stargazers might have another chance to see the shower just before dawn on Sunday.

Otherwise, as with the famed Halley's comet, there's always next year.

Earth crosses the comet's orbital path each spring between April and May.

Halley's comet itself won't be visible again until at least 2061.


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