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Tech & Science How To Watch The Taurid Meteor Shower Tonight

18:26  05 november  2019
18:26  05 november  2019 Source:   lifehacker.com.au

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We’re especially blessed with meteors this month: the Orionids are still putting on their light show, and tonight another, smaller meteor shower peaks: the Taurids.

The sky should be dark enough tonight for good viewing, as long as you’re in an area without too much light pollution and the weather is clear. The Taurid meteor shower doesn’t have very many meteors per hour, but it’s known for fireballs—occasional bright shooting stars.

Most meteors come from particles the size of dust or grains of sand that burn up in our atmosphere. The fireballs come from bigger particles, the size of pebbles or marbles. The UK’s National Space Centre points out that the Taurid meteors come from two sources: “dust grains left behind by

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THE Taurid meteor shower is expected to peak tonight , meaning shooting stars can offer a stunning backdrop to Bonfire Night firework displays around the UK. Here is how to watch the tonight ’s Taurids, including their peak time.

The Lyrid meteor shower is tonight and—even though there’s going to be some obstacles to navigate—it’s still a spectacle you shouldn’t miss. So, how do I watch ? Although you can catch the meteors clear though the weekend, the best night to try is tonight .

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To watch the Taurids, look toward the constellation Taurus. You can find it by starting from Orion (the guy with the three stars in his belt) and following the line of the belt upward and to the right. The meteor shower will continue for a while, but the best time to watch is tonight after midnight.

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