Definition of meteor shower in English:

meteor shower

Line breaks: me¦teor shower
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːtɪəˌʃaʊə(r)
 
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noun

  • A number of meteors that appear to radiate from one point in the sky at a particular date each year, due to the earth regularly passing through them at that position in its orbit.
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    • The Leonid meteor shower, which radiates from the so-called sickle of Leo, displays a double peak this year.
    • A meteor shower occurs when Earth crosses this stream of debris.
    • Although summer is the best time to view the most dramatic showers, you may still be able to see the Geminids, a meteor shower that typically shows up around the middle of December.

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