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Taurids

(tor -idz) A minor meteor shower with a double radiant, RA 57°, dec +14° and +22°, that maximizes on Nov. 5. The meteoroid stream is associated with Encke's comet.
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"If the Tunguska object was a member of a Beta Taurid stream, then the last week in June 2019 will be the next occasion with a high probability for Tunguska-like collisions or near-misses," the researchers wrote in a recent paper.
In addition, data collected by the equipment left by NASA's Apollo mission on the Moon showed multiple impact readings caused by Beta Taurid meteors hitting the lunar surface.
In some years, Earth passes near the densest cluster of material in the Taurid stream -- and 2019 will be such a year.
The Taurids are distinctively slow with the occasional bright flaring meteor.
The comet is the progenitor of the Taurid meteor complex and may be associated with several Apollo asteroids.
Northern Taurids--Kos Coronaios registered a single Taurid on the night of 11/12 November under LM=5.3
In the mountain ranges of the far east of Europe, the Taurid mountains in Turkey and the Caucasus in the south of Russia, the marine invasion began already in the Permian, and the whole sequence is formed by marine carbonates.
30 Start watching the late-evening sky from now through early November for a few especially bright Taurid meteors.
According to Clube, the 1908 event seems to have been a remnant of Comet Enecke, which had a 3.3-year Earth-crossing ephemeris and may itself have been a maverick part of the annual Taurid meteor stream.
"The Taurid meteor shower will be visible from the evening of November 11 to the dawn of November 12," astronomer at QCH Dr Beshir Marzouk said.
In 2005 a sub-stream of unusually large Taurid meteoroids intersected Earth's orbit.