Meteor Shower

A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth's surface. Intense or unusual meteor showers are known as meteor outbursts and meteor storms, which may produce greater than 1,000 meteors an hour.

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Extraterrestrial Meteor Showers
... system body with a reasonably transparent atmosphere can also have meteor showers ... For instance, Mars is known to have meteor showers, although these are different from the ones seen on Earth because the different orbits of Mars and Earth intersect ... Because of the similar air pressure at altitudes for meteors, the effects are much the same ...
Tau Herculids
... The Tau Herculids are a meteor shower appearing to originate from the star Tau Herculis ... This meteor shower occurs from May 19 - June 19, peaking on June 9 ... The meteor shower was first observed by the Kwasan Observatory in Kyoto, Japan in May, 1930 ...
Aliens In The Attic - Plot
... A meteor shower rockets through open space ... Four glowing pods are seen hiding behind the meteor shower ... Suddenly the meteor shower makes a hard right and heads towards a distant planet Earth ...
Clark Kent (Smallville) - Role in Smallville
... as an infant when he crash lands on Earth on the day of the Smallville meteor shower in 1989 ... With a new meteor shower hitting Smallville, Clark finds the remaining stones and is transported to the Arctic, where the three stones create the Fortress of Solitude ... town from a resident who hopes to kill all of the "meteor freaks" ...
S. Darko - Marketing
... decapitated a young girl, the aforementioned dumpster, and a meteor shower over Utah that resulted in the death of a local man ... The meteor shower is one of the main events that happen in the movie ... of the windmill that was destroyed by the meteor shower in Conejo Springs ...

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