South Taurid Meteor Shower
Get out your binoculars, the sky lights up this weekend.
The South Taurids are expected to be at their best after midnight Saturday, November 5, or after midnight Sunday, November 6. And the other Taurid shower – the North Taurids – should be raining down the most meteors a week from now, during the weekend of November 11-13.
The radiant points for two November meteor showers – the South Taurids and North Taurids – both reside in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. If you trace the paths of shower meteors backward, each shower appears to radiate from a certain point in the starry sky. As can be expected, the radiant point for the South Taurids is found in southern Taurus, while that of the North Taurids is found in northern Taurus.