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The Taurids: Nov. 3-12, 2009
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  Summary: Every year in early November, Earth passes through a stream of debris from periodic Comet 2P/Encke. This produces a slow shower of fireballs emerging from the constellation Taurus. The 2009 Taurid meteor shower is expected to peak between Nov. 5th and 12th with ~5 bright meteors per hour. [sky map]
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Marsha Adams,
Sedona, AZ USA
Nov. 5, 2009

At 0845UT one of the first of the Taurid meteors came streaking down over the famous Ship Rock in Sedona, AZ. It was visible in spite of the bright moonlight.

Photo details: Nikon D700, 24mm lens, ISO 640, f2.8.

Brian Emfinger,
Ozark, Arkansas, USA
Nov. 7, 2009
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I caught this (STA) Taurid Fireball around 10:20CT. I would estimate the brightness around magnitude -10.

Photo details: PC164CEX-2 w/ 2.9mm lens

Joe Westerberg,
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Nov. 4, 2009
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Taurid? A bright fireball... unfortunately it didn't translate as a bright fireball on my camera. More like a faint streak.

Photo details: Nikon D80, 28mm wide angle lens.

John Chumack,
Dayton, Ohio USA
Nov. 3, 2009
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Despite the Full Moonlight, I managed to capture several Taurid Meteors last night, the shower is now well underway peaking on the 4th of November 2009. Simply look between bright stars Capella and Aldeberan toward the radiant in Taurus. Captured with my all sky video cameras mounted on my backyard observatory in Dayton, Ohio USA.

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