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Northern Taurids Meteor Shower

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Active from October 13th to December 2nd, 2021

This shower is much like the Southern Taurids, just active a bit later in the year. When the two showers are active simultaneously in late October and early November, there is sometimes a notable increase in the fireball activity. There seems to be a seven year periodicity with these fireballs. 2008 and 2015 both produced remarkable fireball activity. 2022 may be the next opportunity.

Shower details – Radiant: 03:55 +22.8° – ZHR: 5 – Velocity: 18 miles/sec (slow – 30km/sec) – Parent Object: 2P/Encke

Next Peak – The Northern Taurids will next peak on the Nov 11-12, 2021 night. On this night, the moon will be 55% full.

Data from the American Meteor Society.
Interactive animation:MeteorShowers.org.

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