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The Northern Taurids meteor maximum is at 11:00 UT, 6th November 2017.

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Northern Taurids meteor maximum is at 05:00 UT, 6th November 2016 



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Due to the gravitational effect of planets, especially Jupiter, the Taurids have spread out over time, allowing separate segments labelled the Northern Taurids and Southern Taurids to become observable. Essentially these are two cross sections of a single, broad, continuous stream in space. The Beta Taurids, encountered by the Earth in June/July and which many astronomers consider the cause of the Tunguska event, are also a cross section of the stream. Beta Taurids approach from the Earth's daytime side; so cannot be observed visually in the way the (night-time) Northern and Southern Taurids of October/November can.
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