Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment:Fireballs in the Sky (Taurid Meteors)

Taurid fireball through light clouds – November 1, 2018 – by Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona. Notice the moon, just rising, on the left.



All you need to know: Taurid meteors



The South and North Taurid meteor showers aren’t known for their large numbers of meteors, but they do offer a high percentage of fireballs, or exceptionally bright meteors. This shower made a huge splash four years ago, in 2015, when there were many, many reports and photos featuring Taurid fireball sightings.


In addition to producing bright, colorful and sometimes fragmenting fireballs, the Taurids are known for being slow-moving. They might last for up to a second in the sky, making them easier to photograph than other meteors that can literally be missed by the blink of an eye.




Great Balls of Fire!


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