How to watch the Eta Aquarid meteor shower
This shower is best seen in the southern hemisphere, so in the northern hemisphere, you’ll get a better view the closer you are to the equator. That’s partly because this shower’s radiant -- the point from which the meteors appear to emanate -- sits low in the sky. That point is the star Eta Aquarii in the constellation Aquarius.
However, that doesn’t mean you should look straight at the radiant to see the most meteors. They’ll be moving away from the radiant, so lay back and take in as much of the sky as you can.
To achieve the best view, you’ll also want to get away from the light pollution of urban centers, Cooke said. You want a place with dark skies and no obstructions along the horizon. Also, hopefully, you’ve got clear weather, otherwise you won’t see much. It’s also worth getting to your spot early. Your eyes will need time to adjust to the darkness.
The Aquarids will be a good show in 2019, a year when many of the best showers are competing with an unfavorable moon. It’s worth catching this one because it’s going to be August before there’s another good meteor shower for you to catch.