Next meteor shower about to peak
The South Taurid meteor shower, which radiates from the constellation Taurus, peaks this Thursday night, November 5th.
You have to be a bit more patient with this meteor shower, as there are typically only about 7 meteors per hour. However, the ones that do appear usually produce bright fireballs as the meteors streak across the sky.
According to earthsky.org, the Taurids tend to peak every 7 years, and the last "grand showing" was in 2008. Hopefully that means we'll have a great showing this weekend!
Earthsky.org also shared this photo of a Taurid fireball taken November 1st by Eliot Herman in Tucson.
The best time to view the meteor shower will be from Midnight through dawn Friday morning. We should still have a decent viewing Friday night into Saturday morning.
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