Fireball

Meteor Shower Promises Seven Shooting Stars an Hour

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 7, 2003   View Article

Chances for stargazers to witness a blazing fireball streak across the night sky improve as the Taurid meteor shower peaks over the next few weeks.

“They do tend to produce a good fraction of bright fireballs,” said Duncan Steel, an Adelaide, Australia-based space researcher and world expert on comets and meteors.

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