Bundle up, lie back and enjoy the show, but don't expect too much.
Astronomers are alerting sky watchers that tonight the Ursid meteor shower is to peak, meaning the more attentive could see eight to 10 meteors an hour that appear to come from the constellation Ursa Minor, better known as the Little Dipper.
The constellation is near the north star. The meteors come from debris left by a comet designated 8P/Tuttle.
Reports the Spaceweather.com news service: "The display is usually mild, but outbursts of Ursids occasionally surprise observers with rates many times normal." That last happened in 2006, it says.