The Taurid meteor shower, spread over weeks, features 5 to 10 meteors per hour on its peak night of November 5 to 6. The meteors will streak across the sky from the direction of Taurus the bull, in the eastern sky at nightfall.
While the shower is fairly minor, it is known for bright fireballs, and the sky will be dark with the Moon out of the way.
The Leonid meteor shower is the result of Earth’s annual passage through the dust trails left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which returns to the inner solar system every 33 years.
Look for meteors radiating from the constellation of Leo the lion in the evening of November 17 and early morning of November 18.