This week is a good time to view the Taurids before the full Beaver Moon outshines them on November 11.
To spot the fireballs, find a dark spot with a clear view of the sky, ideally far from city lights. Once the moon sets, a little after midnight, the show begins. Look to the Taurus constellation — that’s the area of sky where the shooting stars appear to originate (hence the meteor shower’s name).
The Taurids run on a 10-year cycle, and they made a big appearance in 2015. So this year won’t be quite that spectacular, but there’s still a good chance of fireballs.
After the Taurids, the next meteor shower to look for will be the Leonids, which peak on the night of November 16.