11/10/2015 – Ephemeris – Twin meteor showers ongoing now
Ephemeris for Tuesday, November 10th. The Sun will rise at 7:32. It’ll be up for 9 hours and 47 minutes, setting at 5:20. The Moon, 1 day before new, will rise at 7:14 tomorrow morning.
Now through Thursday the North and South Taurid meteors will be most active. The North radiant, the point from which the meteors, or “shooting stars” will seem to come from, is just above the letter V star cluster that’s the head of Taurus the bull in the east in the early evening. The southern radiant is just below the V. Interestingly enough they belong to the same comet: Encke’s Comet. It has the shortest period on any known comet. Only 3.3 years. I’ll have more to say about Encke’s Comet on Thursday when I talk about the peak of the Northern Taurids that day. Today is the peak of the Southern Taurids. Both have expected peaks of only 5 meteors an hour. However both showers have a great number of fireballs.
Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.