A Typically Bland Meteor Shower Might Shine Extra Bright This Week
If you haven’t seen Taurid fireballs in previous years, keep an eye out. They could put on quite a show this time.
This week, the night sky will light up with a flurry of bright meteors.
The annual South Taurid meteor shower centers around the constellation Taurus and peaks every year between November 5 and November 12. The event is generally fairly tepid, but astronomers say it could bring a rare burst of super-bright meteors this year.
Some stunning early Taurid fireballs were spotted on Halloween weekend lighting up the skies from Poland to Thailand. These dashcam videos taken in the last few days snag amazing footage of fireballs racing across the sky.
Like most annual meteor showers, the Taurids are the leftover debris shed from a comet. When Earth passes through the cloud of particles that follows the comet’s path, the individual meteors,