Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Great Balls of Fire
We can expect the bright fireballs of a Taurid meteor shower in the skies of Los Angeles tonight (LA-ist). The San Diego Reader explains:
The Taurid meteor shower, featuring about 10-15 visible events per hour (as seen under clear, dark skies) peaks this year around November 3 or 4. Best times for viewing are approximately 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., after the moon has set. Individual meteors belonging to this shower are relatively slow-moving (they're caused by particles burning up when colliding with the earth's atmosphere at a mere 18 miles per second). All Taurids seem to radiate from a fixed point in the direction of the constellation of Taurus, hence their name.
If this isn't a sign from God... :-)