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Astronomical event: Taurid meteor shower peak

  • 12 Nov 2019

The Taurid is a long-running minor - and slow - meteor shower between 20 October and 30th November, it only produces about 5-10 meteors per hour.

The North Taurids will peak on November 12 but the stretched-out nature could see peak viewing up to November 17 .

It has a high percentage of fireballs, or exceptionally bright meteors so should be easy to see providing the skies are clear.

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