My name is H.A. Larson and I am a Woman of a Particular Age. I occasionally write ghostly and horror novellas, as well as some editorials for different publications, from my desk in the Midwest. I'm a hiker, adventurer, and traveler. I'm an ex-pat in-training that likes wine and Renaissance Faires. I'm a music fanatic and I much prefer a book over television.
It's been a while since I've posted about the night sky but with the upcoming Taurids meteor showers active through early December, it's a good time to post about it.
What are meteor showers? According to Wikipedia, a meteor shower (also known as a shooting star) "is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky." A meteor shower can show several shooting stars at their peak as they make their way across the night sky.
The Taurids are actually two separate showers, Southern and Nothern, with different peaks but both are associated with the comet called Encke. This American Meteor Society article gives you more information about the Taurids and their peaks.