The November Night Sky
Meteors from the Northern Taurids shower appear from October 19th to December 10th annually. The weak shower, offering only 5 meteors per hour at the peak, is derived from debris dropped by the passage of periodic Comet 2P/Encke. The debris' larger than average grains often produce colorful fireballs. The young moon will set in early evening, leaving the overnight sky ideal for meteors. The best viewing time will occur around 1 a.m. local time, when the shower's radiant is high in the southern sky.