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In Avengers: Infinity War, the roll happens early in the film as Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) streaks across the sky like a meteor before crashing into the Sanctum Sanctorum and heralding the arrival of Thanos (Josh Brolin).
The best time to watch the meteors is usually in the pre-dawn hours.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower got going this year on Monday, April 16 and is expected to peak in the early morning on Sunday, April 22.
Even a tiny meteor that burned up in our atmosphere sent an alarming meteoroid arcing across the Michigan sky a few days ago.
Frequently, meteors can be observed in the night sky as shooting stars, burning farther up in the atmosphere.
Because the meteors race across much of the overhead sky, there is no need for binoculars or telescopes.
Observers may see between 10 and 20 meteors an hour when the Lyrid meteor shower peaks.
The asteroid that flew by Earth Sunday was up to six times the size of the meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains in Chelyabinsk back in February 2013.
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Definition of meteor for English Language Learners
: a piece of rock or metal that burns and glows brightly in the sky as it falls from outer space into the Earth's atmosphere
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