Ursid Meteor Shower will peak this evening - best time to see it

Every year, from December 17 to December 24, the Ursids meteor shower happens. Around December 23, the shower normally peaks. At its best, people might be able to see up to 10 stars in an hour.

The stars seem to be coming from the direction of the constellation Ursa Minor in the sky, which is why the shower is called the Ursids. The 8P/Tuttle comet is linked to the Ursids.

When the Ursids are active, the table is changed every day to show where the radiant will be in the sky that night. The Ursids will start to fight on December 17, 2023. To change the date, use the drop-down menu above the Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map.

There is no need for special gear or a lot of skill to see a meteor shower. To see a meteor shower, all you really need is a clear sky, a lot of patience, and our helpful Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map with a visibility conditions meter. However, the tips below can help you get the most out of your shooting star watching experience.

 Find a secluded viewing spot, away from the city lights. Once at the venue, your eyes may take 15 to 20 minutes to get used to the dark.

 Dress for the weather, and make sure you are comfortable, especially if you plan to stay out long. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair with you—meteor watching can be a waiting game.

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