Meteor shower peaks tonight, will the clouds clear?

The Ursid meteor shower peaks tonight and Thursday morning, but cloud cover and a waning crescent moon may obscure the minor shower.

The Ursid plays second fiddle to the more robust Geminids meteor shower, which peaked last week, but is still ongoing.

Comet 8P/Tuttle, which was discovered in 1790 and then re-discovered by Horace Tuttle in 1858, are responsible for the Ursids.

This is the last meteor shower of 2016 before the Quadrantids slice the night sky early next month.


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