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The Taurids: Nov. 4-12, 2008
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  Summary: 2008 is a "swarm year" for the Taurids: Between Nov. 5th and 12th, Earth is due to pass through a swarm of gritty debris from parent comet 2P/Encke. When the same thing happened in 2005, sky watchers observed a slow drizzle of midnight fireballs for nearly two weeks. Be alert for Taurids: sky map.
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Bob Johnson,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Nov. 8, 2008
#1, more

I caught a very long and bright Taurid Meteor; it lit up the sky!

Photo details: Canon 40D with Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens. ISO 3200 10 sec exposure.

Chris Schur,
Payson, Az
Nov. 8, 2008
#1, #2, #3

Fish eye shot of brillant Taurid low in north. We took 90 images from 7pm to 4 am and only one had a Taurid. Also included is a intensity trace across the meteor.

Photo details: Canon Xti, 5 mins, f/4 8mm fisheye.

Brian Emfinger,
Ozark, Arkansas, USA
Nov. 8, 2008
#1, #2, more

I used my fisheye lens last night to have a better chance at catching one of those fireballs and it paid off. Here are the best couple of pictures. The first one had a easily visible trail for 14 minutes. Both were captured on November 8 between 5am and 630am. More pics from the last two days are here.

Photo details: Canon Digital Rebel XT, ISO 1600, 30sec exposure

more images: from Masa Nakamura of Sakura City, Tochigi Pref. Japan