Meteor Shower peaks at midnight tonight - Tucson News Now

Meteor Shower peaks at midnight tonight

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Source: Salvador Aguirre in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico Source: Salvador Aguirre in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

The Taurid Meteor Shower peaks tonight around midnight. Bundle up, step outside, and look to the east towards the Taurus constellation (above constellation Orion's location at midnight). The meteors will appear to originate from this area.

SpaceWeather.com says the "Earth is passing through a stream of gravelly debris from Comet Encke, source of the annual Taurid meteor shower. Because the debris stream is not very congested, Taurid meteor rates are low, no more than about 5 per hour. The special thing about Taurids is that they tend to be fireballs." 

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