Ursid meteor shower peaks this weekend

The last meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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This year, “we’re not expecting an outburst,” NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com. “But the Ursids have surprised us before.”

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  • Ursids: This isn’t a very active shower. It usually peaks around Dec. 21-22. It only produces about 5 to 10 meteors per hour. The moon shouldn’t interfere. 

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