Meteor Shower Rained Bits of Halley's Comet

May 6, 2011, 10:14 by R.E. Christian

The annual meteor shower scientifically known as Aquarids shed bits of Halley's Comet Friday morning.

The shower took place between 3 a.m. and dawn Friday morning, according to the Washington Post.

The annual event occurs twice a year when the Earth passes through the trail of dust and particles left behind Halley�s Comet.

The particles are about the size of sand, and shoot into the Earth�s atmosphere at 148,000 miles an hour, leaving smoky trails in their path.