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Great balls of fire! Taurid meteor shower on tonight

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 05, 2015 5:03 pm

If the skies are clear tonight, you may get a glimpse of some stunning meteors flying through the night sky.

The Taurid meteor shower will produce seven to 10 fire balls per hour lasting several seconds each, and will be visible on Thursday, November 5 to November 6 and most prominent on Wednesday, November 11.

“Every year, the Earth passes through a stream left by Comet Encke, producing the Taurid Meteor Shower,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said in a news release. “This shower is notorious for producing fireballs, and there are signs that this could be a year of enhanced activity,” he added.

The best time to catch the fireballs will be from late night until dawn, and especially on nights without a bright moon. On November 11, we will experience a new moon, meaning skies will be pitch black and produce quite a good show if clouds do not persist.

DH Vancouver Staff
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