- This event has passed.
Ursid Meteor Shower Peak (Ursids)
December 21, 2016 - December 22, 2016
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 21 of December, repeating indefinitely
The Ursid (URS) meteor shower is named for its radiant point which is located near the star Beta Ursae Minoris (Kochab) in the constellation Ursa Minor.
The Ursids are associated with Comet 8P/Tuttle, also sometimes known as Mechain-Tuttle’s Comet.
Peak meteor shower activity: December 21-22