Ursids Meteor Shower

Joylina Goodings

The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour.The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. However the nearly full moon will not make for easy viewing.  

Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790.