meteor shower


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meteor shower

n.
A large number of meteors that appear over a period of hours or days and seem to come from the same direction in the sky.

meteor shower

n
(Astronomy) a transient rain of meteors, such as the Perseids, occurring at regular intervals and coming from a particular region in the sky. It is caused by the earth passing through a large number of meteoroids (a meteor swarm)

me′teor show`er


n.
the profusion of meteors observed when the earth passes through a swarm of meteors.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meteor shower - a transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmospheremeteor shower - a transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmosphere
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
shooting star, meteor - a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode
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References in classic literature ?
Meantime the nearest bridge had been illuminated, and from several rafts anchored in the river, meteor showers of rockets, Roman candles, bombs, serpents, and Catharine wheels were being discharged in wasteful profusion into the sky--a marvelous sight indeed to a person as little used to such spectacles as I was.
Earlier this week, stargazers around the world were treated to a stunning astronomical display, in the form of thePerseids Meteor Shower.
Tribune News Network Doha THE Perseid meteor shower illuminated the Qatari sky on Monday evening, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said, adding the celestial spectacle will be visible until the dawn of Tuesday (August 13).
THOUSANDS of shooting stars will rain in the sky again tonight as the Perseid meteor shower continues to be at it peak.
The Perseids meteor shower is expected to peak within the next couple of days.
The Perseid meteor shower puts on a breathtaking celestial display every August and this weekend is the best time to see it.
A meteor shower. File picture People in the Northern Hemisphere, including Qatar, have a good chance of seeing the Lyrids meteor shower as it will illuminate the sky from this evening until dawn Tuesday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.
STARGAZERS across Wales are in for a treat over the next week as an annual meteor shower is nearing its peak.
To give you a hand we have put together a list of the must-see celestial wonders happening in 2019 with the help of seasky.org JANUARY 3-4 - THE QUADRANTIDS METEOR SHOWER This shower peaks at the same time every year, around January 3 or 4.
The most-awaited meteor shower of the year dazzled the UAE skies this weekend, with more than 120 meteors shooting across per hour.
He added that the peak of the Geminid meteor shower is coming up on the mornings of December 13th and 14th
Experts will join the broadcast to discuss the meteor shower and its unusual source, as well as 46P/Wirtanen.