Taurids peak this week — and this year is a swarm year!

The Taurids, debris from Comet Encke, are famous for producing lots of fireballs, and this year there’s an extra treat — it’s a swarm year, so they should be much more numerous than usual.  They aren’t a particularly dense storm at the best of times, but still, if you have clear skies anytime this week, do go outside and look, especially after local midnight when your spot of the Earth is facing roughly “forwards”, into the Earth’s direction of travel.  If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a fireball.  😉

They can occasionally be quite bright, like this one seen in Bangkok a few days ago:

Most are much brighter than that, but keep your eyes peeled for special surprises!


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