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Meteor shower known for fireball peaks Monday night – Local news



INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – The same day Mercury will cross the sun, Taurid's meteor shower will peak.

On the night of November 11 until the morning of November 12, the northern Taurid meteor shower will put on a show.

Like its South Taurids counterpart, which peaked in October, the Northern Taurids do not produce much meteor, only about five per hour. But those who do are expected to be spectacular.

"The Taurids are not known for their high numbers, rather they are more known for the fireballs they produce," the American Meteor Society (AMS) says on its website. "We invite you to try to witness some of this activity before nights get bitterly cold."

This particular meteor shower is named after the constellation Taurus, which is located in the same part of the sky as the radiant point of the meteor shower. However, the shooting stars will be visible from all parts of the sky.

The best time to see the Northern Taurid is after midnight. The shooting stars will be accompanied by a full moon.

And if you happen to miss the meteor shower show on Monday night, Leonid's meteor shower will peak on November 1

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