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Southern Taurids Meteor Shower

Lasting from mid-September to mid-November, this broad, weak display typically produces at most a dozen meteors per hour at its peak. But in 2005 skywatchers were treated to a "Taurid fireball swarm" dominated by bright, slow-moving fireballs from larger-than-average particles — and that kind of display might happen again this year. According to dynamicist David Asher (Armagh Observatory), we should expect bright Taurid meteors and fireballs from about October 29th to November 10th. During this period the Moon's phase wanes from just-past-full gibbous to just shy of new. The shower’s radiant is in western Taurus, along its border with Cetus. - See more 

Earlier Event: October 22
Orionids Meteor Shower
Later Event: November 18
Leonids Meteor Shower