Of course I’m referring to the Northern Taurid Meteor Shower, which will be at its peak on November 11th and 12th. Ellenwood’s dark skies and open spaces provide perfect conditions and an unobstructed view for night hikers, who can expect to see an average of 5 fireballs per hour.
A fireball is perfectly safe to watch and will be brighter than Venus, which is normally the brightest object in the night sky with the exception of the moon. Fireballs are meteors and the Taurid meteors tend to last a bit longer than others do. Don’t ask me why – just get out there and enjoy them!