- The meteor shower may be debris from a comet
- There are actually two of them; a southern and northern meteor shower
- Halloween’s Blue Moon made it tough to see the early start
A brilliant Halloween moon outshined the performance of this year’s Taurid meteor show, but you may get a good peek at it this Veteran’s Day.
The Taurid meteor shower is one of the longest to make a regular pass by Planet Earth. Some meteors were visible as early as last month in the month-long show. This year, however, the night-time sky in October was illuminated by a so-called Blue Moon, a one-extra full moon from the regular 12 in a calendar year. That makes this Veteran’s Day is one of the best chances to see the shooting stars.
“The overnight hours of Nov. 11 into the morning hours of Nov. 12 is probably the best night