Get ready for an amazing spectacle: Halloween fireballs blazing through the skies in November!
Over the next ten days, the Earth will be covered by a swarm of unusually large space particles that will generate some amazingly, eye-catching fireball meteors.
According to Joe Rao, space watcher at Space.com, the Taurid meteors, sometimes called “Halloween fireballs,” (fireballs are extremely bright meteors) will be radiating from the direction of the constellation Taurus.
This astronomic event will create one of this year’s longest meteor showers, with at least a couple of shooting stars per hour from now until November 30. The Taurids will be most active during the one-week time frame starting November 5 through November 12.
Rao explains more about this amazing event:
“During peak times, about a dozen or so meteors may be seen per hour by an observer with clear, dark skies. These meteors are often yellowish-orange and, as meteors go, appear to move rather slowly.”
For those interested in understanding basic astronomy, meteors—popularly known as “shooting stars”—are produced when debris enters and burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. The meteors that make up the Taurid meteor shower are attributed to debris left behind by what is called, “Encke’s Comet,” or perhaps by a much larger comet that upon disintegrating, left Encke and a lot of other rubble in its wake.
What is unique is that the Taurid debris stream contains noticeably larger fragments than those shed by other comets, which is why in certain years (and 2015 is predicted to be one) this rather elderly meteor stream occasionally delivers a few unusually bright meteors. If you look up at the skies when this is happening, it will be a visual “eye-candy!”
Watch This Spectacular Video!
If you want to see what a Taurid meteor shower looks like, watch this video, put together by John Chumack.
What Might the Taurid Meteor Shower Mean to Your Life?
When you wish upon a star, who knows what magic can occur in your life? This cosmic event may affect you in unseen, yet mystical ways by bringing unexpected events into your life. Even if your life has been embroiled in confusion, chaos or turmoil, the light from The Taurid may illuminate your path, leading you to a new direction when you need it most. As you look up at the sky, ask yourself: are there any changes you would like to see happen that would make your life happier?
Now is when you may be inspired to find an innovative solution to a troubling problem. All you have to do is to look up at the sky any time from now until November 12th and make a wish.
Then, let The Taurids inspire you and bring you a revelation that will change your life.
If you want to know how the planets are affecting you now, go to the Free Transit Calculator and enter your birth date. You may find that they are bringing major events to your life right now. And, if you’re curious to learn more about your personal Horoscope and what it says about your love relationships, career, investments and health in: Order your customized Report: Your Horoscope & Future in 2015-16. Or, a report on – Your Love Compatibility.
Author: Larry Schwimmer
Editor: Caitlin Oriel
Image: Richard West/Flickr