See Taurid Fireballs This Week as the Meteor Shower Peaks

The annual meteor shower is due for a fiery eruption and is already delivering.

There's still time to catch the fireball-laden Taurid meteor shower, which is due for a second peak in activity this week.

Every year now, Earth sweeps through a cloud of debris left behind by Comet 2P/Encke that is associated with the Taurid meteor shower.

About every seven years, our planet passes through a particularly dense pocket of cosmic detritus that can produce bright fireballs.

Last time we had this Taurid herd was in 2015, so we're in for another one this year.

It is also worth noting that there is some disagreement among astronomers as to when the peak night will actually occur.

The peak of activity for the Taurids is broad rather than concentrated on a single night or hour.

These fireballs are nothing to worry about. They are basically looking after the shooting stars.

Many amazing sizzling shooting stars have already been spotted. It's hard to say for sure.

Whether these are really the Taurids or originated from another debris stream remains unclear, but it's off to an exciting start.

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