The Taurid meteor shower is happening in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at this time. Sightings with the naked eye require patience—and comfort. Where I live, we bundle up and recline in the back yard, where there is less ambient light. Caution: if it’s warm enough, you may doze off and miss it. Sometimes the weather is too cold or cloudy. Sometimes a sighting happens by accident. The best sighting I ever experienced was when I was driving very early in the morning, waiting for a green light, and several meteors crossed my field of vision. Spectacular!
Plan a family viewing or be an audience of one. Wear appropriate clothing and provide soft items on which to recline, plus maybe binoculars and a telescope. Prepare your “shooting star” wishes. Settle in for one of the most amazing sights ever. Chant:
Streaks across the sky, hear my plea: