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Meteor Shower known for fireball spikes Monday evening – Local News



INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – On the same day that Mercury crosses the sun, the taurid meteor shower will reach its peak.

On the night of the 11th of November, on the morning of the 12th of November, the meteor shower of the northern Taurids will culminate in a show.

Similar to the southern Taurids, which peaked in October, the northern Taurids do not produce many meteors, but only about five per hour. But those who are expected to be spectacular.

"The Taurids are not known for their high numbers, but rather for the fireballs they produce," reads the American Meteor Society (AMS) website. "We invite you to experience some of these activities before the 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 beam point of the meteor shower. However, the shooting stars are visible from all regions of the sky.

The best time to observe the northern Taurids is after midnight. The falling stars are accompanied by a full moon.

And if you miss the meteor shower show on Monday evening, the Leonid's meteor shower will reach its peak on November 1

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