Ursid meteor shower

2014 Dec 22

The Ursid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 17 Dec to 25 Dec, but the best show will be expected on or around 22 December 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 10 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 30 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present minimal interference.

The radiant of the Ursid meteor shower is at around right ascension 14h01m53s , declination +78°00’00”.