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Astronomical event: Taurid meteor shower

  • 11 Nov 2018

The Taurid is a long-running minor - and slow - meteor shower, it only produces about 5-10 meteors per hour.

The shower runs annually from October to November, with two separate showers with the South Taurids set to peak this year on the night of November 4 and the North Taurids on November 11 but the stretched-out nature could see peak viewing up to November 17 .

It has a high percentage of fireballs, or exceptionally bright meteors so should be easy to see providing the skies are clear.

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