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S. Taurid Meteor Shower.

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S. Taurid Meteor Shower

Next period of activity: September 10th, 2020 to November 20th, 2020

Peak: Nov. 3-4, 2020 – the moon will be 48% illuminated.

The Southern Taurids are a long-lasting shower that reaches a barely noticeable maximum on October 9 or 10. The shower is active for more than two months but rarely produces more than five shower members per hour, even at maximum activity. The Taurids (both branches) are rich in fireballs and are often responsible for increased number of fireball reports from September through November.

Shower details – Radiant: 02:08 +8.7° – ZHR: 5 – Velocity: 17 miles/sec (slow – 28km/sec) – Parent Object: 2P/Encke

Data from the American Meteor Society.

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