The Tau Shower 2008
- Active October 20 to November 30
- Maximum November 3
- Maximum ZHR about 10
Arrow and dot show extreme positions of radiant (beginning and end of shower period) and also the position of the radiant at the time of maximum.
Characteristics of the showerThis shower lasts for several weeks so at least some part of it is free from moonlight. The early part of the shower can be observed along with the Orionid shower and the later part along with the Leonid shower. The radiant is double and moves a reasonable distance during the time that the shower is active.
Circumstances for 2008Full Moon on November 13. Observing window October 25th to November 8th.
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