Taurids Meteor Shower

Date: November 11, 2020 - November 12, 2020

Time: All Day

Event Description

The Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams. The first is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid 2004 TG10. The second stream is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke. The shower runs annually from September 7 to December 10. It peaks this year on the the night of November 4. The first quarter moon will block out all but the brightest meteors this year. If you are patient, you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be just after midnight.

Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus [in the northeast], but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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Taurids Meteor Shower