Eta Carinids

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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.[1] Roughly two to three meteors occur per hour at its maximum.[2] It gets its name from the radiant which is close to the nebulous star Eta Carinae.


  1. ^ Kronk, Gary W. "Eta Carinids" (in English). Meteor Showers Online. p. 1. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Eta Carinids" (in English). p. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-05.