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The reports allowed the society to estimate the track of the meteor from north of Des Moines running southeast just across the river into Illinois.
Amazon's fourth annual Prime Day Sale is about to crash from the virtual sky like a meteor in Fortnite, and as of April, there are 100 million Amazon Prime members set to scoop up all the deals that land.
Spectators can normally see around 60 to 100 meteors an hour.
Skygazers could see as many as 40 meteors an hour, but the bright gibbous moon will probably wash out most of them.
The asteroid measures more than 326 miles in diameter, 50 times wider than the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs, will be visible in the night sky until July 16.
The meteors will rain like sparks from the hero’s righteous blade.
It is estimated to be larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor, which exploded in the skies over Russia in 2013, producing a large shock wave and many small meteorites.
The Lyrid meteors approximately peak on April 21-22, according to the International Meteor Organization (IMO.net).
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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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