Meteor shower dazzles skies above the Mid North Coast | Photos

The Eta Aquariid can be seen around the world; however, the Southern Hemisphere was said to have the best views. Photo: Josh Woods
The Eta Aquariid can be seen around the world; however, the Southern Hemisphere was said to have the best views. Photo: Josh Woods

If you found yourself awake at the crack of dawn this week, you may have been treated to a meteor show as debris of rock and ice from Halley's Comet burnt up in the earth's atmosphere in an event known as the Eta Aquariid meteor shower.

Local photographer Josh Woods got up nice and early to try and capture the event, and caught a few of the rocks as they passed through the earth's atmosphere.

While the shower is not known for its high meteor count, the weather and new moon for 2019 were being predicted to create some of the best viewing conditions for all Australians.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning this week were the prime viewing times, so if you missed out, you will have to wait until next year when the planet makes its annual pass through the comet's remains.

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