Taurid Meteor Shower Already Producing Some Fireballs

While the Taurid Meteor Shower is expected to peak on November 11th and 12th for the Northern Hemisphere, some fireballs have already been observed and recorded.

The following video was recorded in Bangkok Thailand just before 9pm local time November 2nd

And a few days prior to that the following was captured in Poland on October 31st.

These fireballs as they streak across the sky often produce color due their chemical composition and the heat generating entering the atmosphere.  Some may even leave behind a smoke trail that will persist for some time.

The Taurid Meteor Shower are remnants of a large comet that probably got broken up by repeated close encounters with Earth and other planets 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.

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