Earth will pass through the tail of Halley's Comet between April 20 and May 21, filling the sky with shooting stars in an annual phenomenon known as the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. Added bonus: Australian Geographic reports that this year, the show will be even brighter than usual thanks to a New Moon.

Lucky for us, the plethora of shooting stars will be most visible in the southern hemisphere. Astronomers have determined that the best time to see the event will be on May 6 and 7, when the sky will be at its darkest. Unfortunately for anyone who values their sleep, prime viewing hours are in the early morning, from 3am to dawn. 

Shooting stars forecast as Halley's Comet passes Australia