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City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. The current waning gibbous moon will limit visibility.
Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Ursid Meteor Shower appears near the constellation Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper.
Check out these sites for more information about the Ursid Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe.
- 2013 Ursids meteor shower
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2013
- StarDate 2013 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
- Starry Skies: Ursa Minor
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