Friday, November 06, 2015

Taurid Meteor Shower - Nov 5 to Nov 12

Larry Schwimmer
Updated: 11/05/2015

November brings an amazing astronomic spectacle: Halloween Fireballs blazing through the skies!

Throughout much of November, the Earth will be covered by a swarm of unusually large space particles that will generate some amazingly, eye-catching fireball meteors. According to Joe Rao, space watcher, the Taurid meteors, sometimes called "Halloween fireballs," (fireballs are extremely bright meteors) will be radiating from the direction of the constellation Taurus.

This astronomic event will create one of this year's longest meteor showers, with at least a couple of shooting stars per hour from now until November 30. The Taurids will be most active during the one-week time frame starting November 5 through November 12.

Rao explains more about this amazing event: "During peak times, about a dozen or so meteors may be seen per hour by an observer with clear, dark skies. These meteors are often yellowish-orange and, as meteors go, appear to move rather slowly." the rest


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