There are two meteor showers this month, and the first is the Taurids peaking this coming Friday, followed by the Leonids peaking on the 17th. The Taurids are rarely spectacular or plentiful, but this year there will only be a crescent moon, so viewing is optimal, with best viewing in the early evening radiating from the constellation Taurus (near enough alongside the very much more identifiable Orion) but visible anywhere in the sky. The Leonids are also not the most spectacular, but occasionally one year in many produces a good show. Again, the moon is not unfavourable and so best viewing for this shower is after midnight, with the meteors being visible anywhere in the sky even though appearing to radiate from Leo (not too far below the Plough/Ursa Major). For a full list of the other meteor showers this year, see HERE.


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