The Magic of November’s Meteor Showers and Name a Star!

This picture shows two new Extra telescopes hosted at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

November is a special month for stargazers and dreamers.

It’s the time when the night sky comes alive with meteor showers, and there’s no better way to capture this celestial magic than by taking a moment to name a star. At, we offer a unique opportunity to make a star in the night sky truly your own. But before you embark on this cosmic journey, let’s dive into the wonders of November’s meteor showers and learn how to make the most of this awe-inspiring experience.

A Night to Remember: Name a Star and Watch the Show

As November unfolds, the sky offers a spectacular display of shooting stars. Imagine lying under the starry canopy, your eyes gradually adjusting to the darkness, and the sky treating you to an ever-increasing number of stars. These twinkling wonders set the perfect stage for making a wish, and there’s no better time to name a star and claim your own piece of the universe.

Orionids Fade, Taurids Take the Stage

At the beginning of November, the last traces of the Orionids Meteor shower still grace the night sky. These celestial phenomena are like nature’s own fireworks, leaving trails of light in their wake. It’s a splendid prelude to the celestial drama that is about to unfold.

The month starts with a double delight – the Taurids meteor shower. This spectacular event spans from September 7th to December 10th. The South Taurids, which peaked in October, can still be spotted in the southern sky. While they may not be as numerous, these meteors are famous for their brilliance.

Bright Fireballs in the Northern Sky

On November 5th and 6th, the second half of the Taurids meteor shower, the North Taurids, takes center stage. Thanks to the upcoming new moon, the night sky will be exceptionally dark, making it the ideal backdrop for meteor-watching. If you find yourself in the northern hemisphere, you’re in for a real treat. The meteors in this part of the shower, like their southern counterparts, are not the speediest, but they compensate by delivering breathtaking fireballs. It’s an experience that will leave you in awe of the universe’s splendor.

The Leonids: A Cosmic Shower of Stars

By November 6th, the third meteor shower of the month graces the heavens, and it occurs during the darkest phase of the month. The Leonids Meteor shower, with its peak on November 17-18, is a must-see event for every stargazer. These meteors may not be as numerous as some other showers, but what they lack in quantity, they more than make up for in quality. They are known for their blazing, slow-moving fireballs that can illuminate the night sky in a breathtaking display.

Name a Star and Make November Unforgettable

As you immerse yourself in the beauty of November’s meteor showers, consider making this month even more unforgettable by naming a star. When you buy a star package for someone at, we provide you with the opportunity to immortalize a special moment or a loved one’s memory with a star in the sky. Whether you buy a star kit as a gift or a personal indulgence, naming a star is a unique and heartfelt way to celebrate the magic of the cosmos.

So, as you venture out to watch these meteor showers and make your wishes upon those falling stars, remember that you, too, can add your own chapter to the cosmic story. Name a star for someone and make November a month to remember.

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