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December 22-23 – Ursids Meteor Shower
The Ursids is a minor meteor shower that runs annually from Dec 17-25. It produces about 5-10 meteors per hour at its peak, which this year is the night of Dec 22. With no moonlight, it will be one of the best years to observe the Ursids. 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.
January 3-4 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower
The Quadrantids runs annually Jan 1-5. It is an above average shower with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak on the night of Jan 3 and morning of Jan 4. Unfortunately the nearly full moon will block out all but the brightest meteors this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes. Reference
Evening Sky Chart - December 9:30pm
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