Halloween fireballs expected to light up the sky

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Halloween fireballs will probably light up the sky tomorrow night.

This weird and rare space weather event is due to an unusually dense stream of debris from Comet Encke which is responsible for the annual Taurid meteor shower.

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Halloween fireballs are very bright meteors as shown in the picture by Hiroyuki Iida from Toyama, Japan on Oct. 28, 2005. Just above is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.

Ten years ago, Earth ran into an unusually dense stream of debris from Comet Encke resulting in bright fireballs seen between October 28 and November 10 2005.

Scientists dubbed this unusual sky phenomenon the “Halloween Fireballs.

This week-end, Earth might run into another filament of debris from Comet and thus trigger Halloween fireballs.

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Haloween fireball taken by Hiroyuki Iida from Toyama, Japan on Oct. 28, 2005

The best time to look is during the hours around midnight when the constellation Taurus is high in the sky.

If the shower materializes, observers could see a meteor explode every few hours.

This Halloween will not only be a meteor but an asteroid hit.

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