North Taurid Meteor Shower

By: Earth Sky
By: Earth Sky

Meteor forecasters are calling for the peak of the North Taurid Meteor Shower late evening Monday, November 11 until dawn Tuesday, November 12, 2013. This is a somewhat rambling – and sparse – shower, and we’ve been hearing from a few people who have seen meteors already, especially throughout this weekend.

Generally speaking, the North Taurid meteors are few and far between at mid-evening and tend to pick up steam around midnight. Best time to watch will be the hours before dawn.

Expect as many as 5 to 10 meteors per hour. There will be a bright waning gibbous moon in the sky this evening, which, fortunately, will set around the time the shower is picking up.

From midnight November 11, 2013 until dawn on November 12, you might see as many as 5 to 10 North Taurid meteors per hour in a dark sky. Some might be bright! Best time to observe: After moonset, 2AM, on the morning of November 12.

For more information: EarthSky.org


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