Taurid fireballs

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EarthSky –  Release Date: Nov 02, 2015
We’ve been hearing reports of Taurid fireballs! It’s time to start watching for them. Details on the South Taurid shower, and when to watch.
Taurid fireball caught in bright moonlight in Tucson, Arizona.
Taurid fireball caught in bright moonlight by Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona. Photo taken at 3-38 a.m. on November 1, 2015
The South and North Taurid meteor showers aren’t known for their large numbers of meteors, but they are known for having a high percentage of fireballs. There’ve been reports this weekend of some great Taurid fireball sightings, including the one from Eliot Herman in Tucson, above. Beautiful, yes? The peak of this shower is coming up this week. The South Taurids should produce their greatest number of meteors – and hence their greatest number of fireballs – between midnight and dawn on November 5, 2015. Try watching on the morning of November 4, too, and even…

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