The Ursid meteor shower will peak in the early morning on December 22, 2019, providing a shooting star show to skywatchers up before sunrise. The shower will peak close to New Moon, and so moonlight will present minimal interference. The Ursids, radiating from Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper. Meteors will appear to be streaming out from the radiant, but they can show up all across the sky. They may be active on December 23rd and 24th too. You might see about ten meteors per hour. In rare instances, bursts of 100 or more meteors per hour have been observed at times over the past century. The Ursids are associated with comet 8P/Tuttle, which was discovered in 1790. They occur when Earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left along the comet's orbit. The shower itself was first recorded in England in 1900, and also spotted in Germany in the decades following. Get Ready! You need only clear dark skies and just your eyes to see meteor showers. Clear Skies Everyone!