The year's last meteor shower, Ursids, is peaking this week.

Active between December 17 and 26, the Ursids shower will peak on December 22 and 23.

The meteors are characterised by being sparse.

At the peak between midnight and dawn, there will be upwards of 10 meteors an hour.

This shower is associated with comet 8P/Tuttle, being from a stream of debris left by the comet.

It's radiant, where it appears from, is in the constellation Ursa Minor which gives the shower its name.

Viewers should make sure to turn off phones and torches 15 minutes before beginning to allow their eyes to adjust.

The moon is between its last quarter and a new moon which should increase visibility.

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