Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween fireballs today

Halloween fireballs today

Today the night sky will dazzle with Taurids, the meteor that showers startling streaks of light during Halloween.

Sky-gazers can see the javelin-shaped Taurids at their peak today night;The Taurids are annual meteor shower associated with comet Encke. They will appear at a rate of about 7 to 10 per hour, moving across the sky at about 27 kilometres per second.So one can expect to see a meteor every six minutes

Taurids are named after their radiant point in the constellation Taurus, from where they are believed to come from. Owing to their occurrence in late October and early November they are also called Halloween fireballs.

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