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MAJOR URSID Meteor OUTBURST Lights up the Night Skies

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MAJOR URSID METEOR OUTBURST: Normally the Ursid meteor shower, which peaks each year on Dec. 21-23, is a minor event, producing no more than about 10 meteors per hour. 2014, however, was different The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) detected a significant outburst near 0 UT on Dec 23rd, CMOR recorded close to 100 Ursid orbits during the 1.5 hours of the outburst (from 2315 UT Dec 22 – 0045 Dec 23). This was more than a factor of two above any other Ursid outburst CMOR has recorded in the last dozen years. Read more here: http://spaceweather.com/