Southern and Northern Taurids Meteor Shower (Peak Time and Date)

9 March 2021

During two months from October to November, Southern and Northern Taurids come. Taurids has two components which are Northern and Southern. Each maximum days are around 5th in Southern and 12th in Northern. They have a feature which speed is very slow.
In Radio Meteor Observation, Southern Taurids is observed around 5th November. On the other hand, however, Northern Taurids is difficult to catch. Some year, this activity is observed.

Information of Southern and Northern Taurids

Name Southern Taurids Northern Taurids
Solar Longitude(MAX) 223° 230°
Radiant α = 52° / δ = +152° α = 58° / δ = +222°
feature ZHR(max):5, r=2.3, V: 27km/s ZHR(max):5, r=2.3, V: 29km/s
Parant Comet 2P/Encke
Reference The International Meteor Organization

Posted by Hiroshi Ogawa