Meteors radiating from the constellation of the Little Dipper Dec. 22, 2016

CAMS video cameras recorded a rare outburst of meteors radiating from the constellation of the Little Dipper late in the night of December 22, 2016. The shower was caused by Earth encountering the dust ejected by comet 8P/Tutle in A. D. 1076, reported Peter Jenniskens in an Electronic Telegram issued by the IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Illustration:
Illustration: The Ursid meteor shower from past CAMS observations.

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Electronic Telegram No. 4363
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