December 21-22, 2021
Ursid Meteor Showers Peak at the time of the Winter Solstice.
Radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor,
the Lesser Bear, aka the Little Dipper
COMET LEONARD OUTBURST: Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) surprised astronomers yesterday when it
suddenly brightened 10-fold. The surge might signal a fragmentation
event in the comet's core. Leonard is once again visible to the naked
eye in the sunset sky near Venus.
Above: Comet Leonard in outburst on Dec. 20, 2021 Photo Credit: Michael Mattiazzo of Swan Hill, Australia
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