meteor shower


: a large number of meteors seen in a short time

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Recent Examples on the Web The Perseids every August or the Geminid meteor shower in December are some of the most spectacular, but there are others throughout the year. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2023 Never miss an eclipse, a meteor shower, a rocket launch or any other event that’s out of this world with The Times’s Space and Astronomy Calendar. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2023

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“Meteor shower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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