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Unfortunately, this astronomical event will not be seen in Zimbabwe.

Can Ursids be seen in Zimbabwe?

Harare, capital of Zimbabwe.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

Ursids(URS) meteor shower will be active from Thursday, December 17 2020 until Saturday, December 26 2020. Its peak day is Tuesday, December 22 2020, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2020.

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Position of Ursids

Ursids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=217°, delta=+76°. The zenithal hourly rate is: 10 meteors per hour.

The visibility of a meteor shower depends on several factors: geographic coordinates of observer and elevation, time of the day, city lights pollution, the weather and the terrain. For reference, we have calculated the position (elevation / azimuth) of Ursids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Tuesday, December 22 2020, for the following cities in Zimbabwe.

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Content last updated on 2016-01-06