Taurid meteor over Atlantic coast

The long-lasting 2016 Taurid meteor shower hasn’t been as spectacular as last year’s shower. But, like all Taurid showers, it has produced some fireballs!

Photo taken November 5, 2016 by Jeff Berkes Photography.

Taurid meteor 2016. Photo taken November 5, 2016 by Jeff Berkes Photography.

This past weekend was one of the (several) predicted peaks of the South Taurid meteor shower, which runs for many weeks each autumn. Jeff Berkes took advantage of that fact to capture the photo above. He wrote:

Clear skies over Assateague Island National Seashore [a long barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virgini, known for its Atlantic beaches] this weekend.

We got some excellent results, and at least a handful of fireballs!

While I was catching some sleep early Saturday morning, my camera caught this Taurid meteor around 2:30 a.m.

Thank you, Jeff!

Deborah Byrd