Taurid Treats: Meteor shower could fire up Halloween skies

At this time Earth flows through a debris cloud left

 behind by Comet 2P/Encke that is closely associated with the Taurid meteor shower. Every seven years

 the planet visits a particularly dense pocket of cosmic erosion that can cause this fire in the sky to be of astronomical horror.

The last time a Taurid herd was found was 2015, so another one is due in 2022. The peak of Taurid activity

 is scheduled for November 5 this year, so keep an eye open for some of the mischievous meteors above if you're doing

trick-or-treating on October 31. If you want to catch the Taurid fireball, get as far away from urban

light pollution as possible and go out of the house around midnight local time, you should find a good spot

with a wide view of the sky where Pura Sant Mahul is And try to orient yourself in such a way that the moon is not on your back.

Give your eyes some time to adjust and an hour to relax and look at it. Remember don't panic at that time.

You will see that it all burns before hitting the ground. It first published this on October 27th, 2022 at around 10:27am PT.