What streaked across the sky last night?

November 15, 2005 at 5:38 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Many of you have called and e-mailed about the bright streak in the sky last night. We are in the midst of overlapping meteor showers: the Taurid meteor shower peaked early this month, and the Leonid meteor shower is peaking now.

Taurid meteors tend to be long lasting and very bright. Leonids tend to be dimmer and short lived. What was seen last night was most likely from the Taurid meteor shower.

You can still see meteors for the next few nights, just bundle up!

For more information on meteor showers in 2005, check out

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/051103_taurid_fireballs.html

and

http://skytour.homestead.com/met2005.html

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