The Taurid meteor shower 2016

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The Taurid meteor shower 2016The Taurid meteor shower 2016 is scheduled to peak this Friday and Saturday Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. To locate the Taurids you’ll have to look towards the constellation it’s named from Taurus. (Free Planeterium Software) The Taurid’s are visible annually every fall when Earth moves through the debris of Comet Encke. This meteor shower is known for brighter, larger than usual meteors that can sometimes make it through the atmosphere and even hit the surface of the Earth. The best time to view the shower will be early morning (just before dawn) from any dark location. Although the Taurid’s are know to produce Fireballs the peak number of meteors is forecasted at only about 7 meteors per hour.

 

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