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Fireballs are falling to Earth tonight in numbers we won't see for another 10 years

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Keep your eyes peeled tonight for some spectacular fireballs lighting up the sky, like this one caught on camera in Thailand on November 2:



Reddit AMA. "There should be a handful per hour. Taurid rates are not high, but the ones you will see will be very bright."

The peak of the shower — when we can see the most meteors per hour — is expected to have between seven to 10 meteors per hour, and some of those are almost certain to be a fireballs. The best way to watch any meteor shower is to get far away from city lights and look up, no special equipment required.

However, fireballs are bright enough to be seen even amidst city lights, so if you can't get far away from the city, there's still a chance you might spot one, or more.

Look to Taurus
Meteor showers usually happen when Earth passes through a comet's stream of residual dust and debris in space.


133,000 mph.

As a result, the Taurids appear to move slowly across the sky, so you can easily spot and track them with your naked eye.

Most of the meteors will likely appear to come from the direction of the constellation Taurus, hence the name Taurid meteors. Between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m., Taurus, shown at right, will be high in the night sky above the southern horizon.

You can use an app like Star Chart to figure out where Taurus will be in your night sky at peak viewing times.

Watch for fireballs
There are a couple of reasons why NASA suspects that this year's Taurid meteor shower will be worth watching.

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