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North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 5 meteors per hour. The North and South Taurids combine to provide a nice sprinkling of meteors throughout October and November.
In 2020, the expected peak night of the South Taurid shower happens when a waning gibbous moon lights up the sky almost all night long. Peak viewing is just after midnight, though under the glaring light of a bright waning gibbous moon.
The South and North Taurid meteors continue to rain down throughout the following week, but with more interference from the waxing gibbous moon
- When does the South Taurids Meteor Shower take place? Late night November 4 until dawn November 5, 2020
- When does the North Taurids Meteor Shower take place? Late night November 11 until dawn November 12, 2020
Typically, you see the maximum numbers at around midnight, when Taurus the Bull is highest in the sky.
In 2020, the slender waning crescent moon – rising in the wee hours before dawn – won’t seriously intrude on the peak night of November 11 (morning of November 12).
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