1. Posted on 8 November, 2012

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    kqedscience:

Two prominent meteor showers to light up night sky starting Monday“Starting Monday and continuing for the next two weeks, two prominent meteor showers will be lighting up the night sky with flashes of fireballs and shooting stars.The first, the Taurid meteors — sometimes called the “Halloween Fireballs” — appear every fall between mid-October and early December. Astronomers say that because of the peak of activity and the brightness of the moon, the seven days between Monday and Nov. 12 should make for the best viewing this year.The second, the Leonid meteors, are expected to be best viewed around Nov. 17, although they will be active all month.”
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    kqedscience:

    Two prominent meteor showers to light up night sky starting Monday

    “Starting Monday and continuing for the next two weeks, two prominent meteor showers will be lighting up the night sky with flashes of fireballs and shooting stars.

    The first, the Taurid meteors — sometimes called the “Halloween Fireballs” — appear every fall between mid-October and early December. Astronomers say that because of the peak of activity and the brightness of the moon, the seven days between Monday and Nov. 12 should make for the best viewing this year.

    The second, the Leonid meteors, are expected to be best viewed around Nov. 17, although they will be active all month.”

    Read more here and here.