The Ursid meteor shower, last ‘shooting stars’ of 2022, peaks tonight

An illustration of the night sky on Dec. 22 showing the Ursid meteor shower originating from the constellation Ursa Minor.


Santa Claus and his reindeer aren’t the only ones making an appearance in the skies this week.

If you missed the Geminid meteor shower last week, you have one more chance to spot some shooting stars before the end of year: The Ursid meteor shower peaks tonight (Dec. 22 into the morning of Dec. 23), and runs through Dec. 26.