meteor shower


: a large number of meteors seen in a short time

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Recent Examples on the Web The desert is also an ideal place to view the perseids, the reliably spectacular meteor shower that sends bright trails of light streaking across the sky every summer. Laura Randall, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 Last summer, the Schiltz family even caught a meteor shower during a movie. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, 15 May 2024 The meteor shower peaks Sunday and Monday night, and is best visible between 3 a.m. local time and dawn, according to Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 3 May 2024 Kelly told us about being out with guests during the Perseid meteor shower, the drama downstairs matched by the fireworks above. Jesse Ashlock, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 May 2024 The upcoming meteor shower occurs at the beginning of May annually and is set to peak on May 5 and May 6 this year, according to Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 2 May 2024 Those clear skies afford a view of the Lyrid meteor shower, but the full moon works against any great viewing. David Streit, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2024 April 22: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks The medium-strength Lyrid meteor shower runs from April 16-25, and is expected to hit its peak of activity the night of April 22, according to Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 1 Apr. 2024 The year kicked off with a bang, with a meteor shower peaking just days after the start of 2024. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 9 Jan. 2024

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“Meteor shower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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