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North Taurid meteor shower visible from Thailand tomorrow night

Caitlin Ashworth

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A North Taurid meteor shower will be visible from Thailand tomorrow around 7pm with a few, but very bright meteors expected to light up the sky, according to National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand. Around 5 meteors could shoot across the sky per hour and the ones that do could be bright meteors known as “fireballs.”

The Taurid meteor stream is debris left behind by comets and sheds much larger fragments than those shed by comets, according to Space.com. The large fragments are burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere, causing unusually bright “fireballs.” The annual meteor shower usually occurs during the last 3 months of the year.

SOURCES: Thai PBS | Space.com

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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