Right now the Earth is passing through a broad stream of debris left by Comet Encke. The dust associated with the comet hits the Earth’s atmosphere at 65,000 mph and burns up, creating the Taurid meteor shower. The annual Taurid meteor shower is going on right now. Skywatchers should not be surprised if they see a bright meteor or fireball over the next two weeks. The best time to look for Taurids is after midnight, when Taurus is high in the sky, and when the sky is dark and clear. Given the behavior of past Taurid swarms, increased fireball activity may be seen during the first two weeks of November. November 6, 2019 is the peak date of the South Taurid meteor shower. The Northern Taurids are visible before midnight for a week, centered on November 12. For best meteor viewing experts suggest going to a location away from city lights, dressing warmly, and lie flat on your back and look straight up. No special viewing equipment needed, just your eyes.