See the Gamma Ursae Minorid meteor shower peak on Thursday (Jan. 19)

A meteor streaks overhead above a lake.


The annual Gamma-Ursae Minorid meteor shower peaks on Thursday (Jan.19), offering eagle-eyed skywatchers who are willing to brave the cold the opportunity to view meteorites through the night. 

The shower, which this year is active between Jan. 15 and Jan. 25, will peak at 11:00 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) so the best time to spot meteors is in dark skies either before dawn or after dusk on Thursday.