Shooting stars will streak through the November night sky as two meteor showers headline the month’s top astronomical happenings. In general, November is a good month for stargazing, not only because it features some of the longest nights of the entire year, but also because the weather is typically not as cold as it is in December, January or February.

The first meteor shower of the month is one that requires patience, but it may pay off big for those that spend the night under a clear sky.

The Northern Taurids is a minor meteor shower that will peak during the second week of November, and although it only produces around five meteors per hour, it has the potential to bring incredibly bright fireballs that can light up the entire sky. The prospects of fireballs make this a good meteor shower for people who are entering the world of night photography.