The night of May 5 through the early morning hours of May 6th will be the best time to see the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. This meteor shower results from none other than Halley’s comet, last seen passing by in 1986.
This shower could bring up to 60 meteors per hours, but a nearly-full Moon will wash out the dimmer meteors. Still, warming weather makes casual observation for meteors over the next couple of days a comfortable nightime activity.
The Aquarids are named for Aquarius, which doesn’t rise until about 3 a.m.