Monday, November 12, 2012

Taurid, Leonid: Meteor Showers This Month

The holidays are just around the corner and many are now putting up their Christmas lights, including out there in space universe.

In the coming weeks, two meteor showers are expected to light up the night sky and if you're a bit of an astronomy fan, then you should take note of these dates.

First, on November 12, is the Taurid Meteor Shower which is expected to peak in the early morning hours after midnight EST.

However, the Taurid Meteor Shower will be seen around the world and will radiate out of the Pleiades star cluster. It's expected that there will be around 10 big, bright fireballs per hour.

Then on November 17 will be the Leonid Meteor Shower which is expected to peak during pre-dawn hours. The famous Leonid meteors are fast, white and bright and will radiate out from the Leo constellation.