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Ursid meteor shower outburst

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posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 10:10 AM
One of the less well known meteor showers, the Ursids, is due to peak in a couple of days time. An outburst of Ursid meteors is expected for December 22, with a peak around 20-22.2 UT. Rates are predicted to reach 40-80 meteors per hour as seen under ideal conditions. The moon may be a problem depending on your location however. Observers in Europe and Africa are favored, and if the duration is as long as expected (4-8 hours), observers here should be able to observe the tail end of the peak after moon set.

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Good luck!

posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 08:39 PM
Tomorrow morning between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. a meteor shower will be visible.

Must-see meteor shower hits its peak
The notoriously unpredictable Quadrantids may end up being 2008’s best

The Quadrantid meteor shower is due to reach maximum in Friday's predawn hours. The Quadrantids are notoriously unpredictable, but if any year promises a fine display, this could be it.
Indeed, this may end up being the best meteor shower of 2008.

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