Taurid meteor shower peaks tonight

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Taurid meteor shower peaks tonight

The Taurid meteor shower will be peaking tonight.

The good news is that clear skies will help make it easier for you to stargaze and the crescent moon sets in the evening, allowing for a darker sky through the night, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

The Taurid meteor shower doesn’t produce a lot of meteors but is known for slow moving fireballs.

A fireball is a very bright meteor, usually brighter than the planet Venus.

The North and South stream of the Taurid meteor shower peak during the first few weeks of November.

Despite varying opinions on the exact dates of its peak, one thing is certain: with clear skies and little moonlight both Friday and Saturday conditions will be favorable to potentially see a meteor.

The Taurid meteor shower’s radiant point is the constellation Taurus but you can look anywhere in the sky to see the activity.

Dress warm, though, because it will be chilly. Also, don’t forget to give yourself time to adjust to the darkness.

If you spot any meteors or fireballs, try to take a photo and share with us on our Facebook page.

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