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Ursid Meteor Shower

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The Ursids are often neglected due to the fact it peaks just before Christmas and the rates are much less than the Geminds, which peaks just a week before the Ursids. Observers will normally see 5-10 Ursids per hour during the late morning hours on the date of maximum activity.

The Ursid Meteor Shower has been known for occasional outbursts when rates have exceeded 25 per hour. These outbursts appear unrelated to the perihelion dates of comet 8P/Tuttle.

Ursid Meteor Shower
Ursid Meteor Shower

Last updated: 2017-05-27

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