When to watch the stunning cosmic spectacle in the UK skies tonight during the Taurids meteor shower

The Taurids meteor shower, known for its slow-moving and often bright fireballs, is set to peak, offering an extraordinary display of cosmic fireworks. 

The Taurids are an annual meteor shower associated with the comet Encke. 

Unlike many meteor showers that have a brief period of peak activity, the Taurids are known for their extended duration, often visible from late October to early December.  

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This lengthy activity period is split into two separate streams: the Southern Taurids and the Northern Taurids, both of which will be active tonight, amplifying the chances of spotting meteors. 

What makes the Taurids particularly fascinating is their tendency to produce a higher-than-average number of bright fireballs—large meteors that can outshine even the brightest stars. 

These fireballs are slow-moving compared to other meteors, making them easier to observe and enjoy. 

The best time to watch the Taurids meteor shower tonight is from midnight to dawn. 

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