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Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks Tomorrow – Like Seeing a Shooting Star on Bonfire Night



Tomorrow night, many Britons will gather to watch fireworks in honor of Bonfire Night.

And if you plan on seeing some fireworks, you can also see an impressive astronomical display of fireworks.

Taurid meteor shower will peak tomorrow night, providing the perfect opportunity for you to see a shooting star.

Here is everything you need to know about Taurid Meteor Shower, including when and how you can see it.

When is the Taurid Meteor Shower?

Taurid meteor showers occur annually from September 7 to December 10.

However, this year will peak on the night of November 5th, which is also Bonfire Night here in the UK!

Meteor rain

When is the best time to see a meteor?

At peak, Taurids must produce between 5 and 10 meteors per hour, so you have eagle eyes to find one.

That night there is also a quarter moon – a primary phase of the moon when we can see exactly half of the illuminated moon's surface.

This will end shortly after midnight, so for the best chance of seeing a meteor, look at the sky in the early hours of Wednesday morning – a dark sky will make all meteors stand out much more.

Bonfire Night

NASA explained: “Taurid meteors can be seen whenever the Taurus constellation is above the horizon during the months of September, October and November.

"The best time to look for Taurids is after midnight, when Taurus is high in the sky, and when the sky is dark and clear, with no moonlight to mask the weaker meteors."

What is Taurid Meteor Shower?

Meteor shower is actually made up of meteors from two separate streams.

Meteor rain

The first, called Northern Taurids, is produced by grains of dust left behind by the asteroid 2004 TG10, which shines brightly as they enter the Earth's atmosphere.

Meanwhile, the second stream, called Southern Taurus, is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke.

When is the next meteor shower?

If you miss the Taurid meteor shower, luckily there is not much time to wait until next time.

Leonids meteor shower will peak on November 17, when it will produce up to 15 meteors per hour.


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