Bottom line: The month of November features both the South Taurid and North Taurid meteor showers. The South Taurids tend to peak around November 5 and the North Taurids around November 12. Fireballs – extremely bright meteors, also known as bolides – are common with the Taurid meteor showers. Read more about the Taurid meteor showers. Did you capture a photo of a Taurid meteor? Share it with us!
Kelly Kizer Whitt has been a science writer specializing in astronomy for more than two decades. She began her career at Astronomy Magazine, and she has made regular contributions to AstronomyToday and the Sierra Club, among other outlets. Her children’s picture book, Solar System Forecast, was published in 2012. She has also written a young adult dystopian novel titled A Different Sky. When she is not reading or writing about astronomy and staring up at the stars, she enjoys traveling to the national parks, creating crossword puzzles, running, tennis, and paddleboarding. Kelly lives with her family in Wisconsin.