Taurids


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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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McCarthy Observatory in New Milford, Connecticut, the meteor that caused the Tunguska event may have come from the Beta Taurids, a (https://www.ibtimes.com/watch-meteor-shooting-across-brisbane-australia-captured-film-2796630) meteor shower that happens annually starting in June.
"While we are not predicting another Tunguska airburst, an enhanced population of small NEOs (near-Earth objects) in the Beta Taurids would increase the probability of another such event on or near next year's Tunguska anniversary," they concluded.
The Taurids meteor shower, which can be seen at the Shooting Star Supper on Saturday, November 4, is quieter than the Orionids but is known for producing spectacular fireballs, and consists of two separate streams of space dust.
The Taurid meteors are active this month and are best seen in the first week of November before the Moon starts to dominate the night sky.
You may get a few more fireworks than you bargained for in the run up towards Bonfire Night as another meteor shower, the Taurids, will be peaking on the 3rd.
If you're doing a formal count and spot a light streak that doesn't seem to emanate from the Geminid radiant, you might have caught an erratic or a meteor associated with one of the season's minor showers, such as the Monocerotids, Sigma Hydrids, Puppid-Velids, or even the Northern Taurids.
In early June 2017, a group of astronomers from the Czech Academy of Sciences addressed the increased risk that (https://phys.org/news/2017-06-czech-scientists-asteroid-earth.html) Earth will be hit by an asteroid from a newly discovered branch of the Taurids meteor stream.
The Taurids usually only show low to moderate levels of activity, but several bright, colourful fireballs have already been observed this year so it is well worth keeping an eye out for them.
8 Aquariids Jul 29 Jul 21-Aug 29 22 36 [alpha] Capricornids Jul 30 Jul 15 -Aug 25 20 28 Orionids Oct 21 Oct 02-Nov 07 06 20 Southern Taurids Nov 05 Oct 01- Nov 25 03 20 Northern Taurids Nov 12 Oct 01- Nov 25 04 00 Leonids Nov 17 Nov 12-Nov 21 10 08 [alpha] Monocerotids Nov 21 Nov 15-Nov 25 07 48 Dec.
Three well known showers, the Orionids, the Taurids and the Leonids, are active during October and November.
The Taurids Meteor shower radiates every year around early November from a point north of, and preceding Aldebaran.