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    There is a meteor shower these days. I think tonight is the last day to be able to see it. So if you have a clear sky and it’s dark, remember to look up. And don’t forget to make a wish . https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/geminids.html
    4 years ago  
    Hilde What is a meteor shower?
    A meteor is a space rock—or meteoroid—that enters Earth's atmosphere. As the space rock falls toward Earth, the resistance—or drag—of the air on the rock makes it extremely hot. What we see is a "shooting star." That bright streak is not actually the rock, but rather the glowing hot air as the hot rock zips through the atmosphere.
    When Earth encounters many meteoroids at once, we call it a meteor shower.
    Why would Earth encounter many meteoroids at once? Well, comets, like Earth and the other planets, also orbit the sun. Unlike the nearly circular orbits of the planets, the orbits of comets are usually quite lop-sided.
    As a comet gets closer to the sun, some of its icy surface boils off, releasing lots of particles of dust and rock. This comet debris gets strewn out along the comet's path, especially in the inner solar system (where we live) as the sun's heat boils off more and more ice and debris. Then, several times each year as Earth makes its journey around the sun, its orbit crosses the orbit of a comet, which means Earth smacks into a bunch of comet debris.
    In the case of a meteor shower, the glowing streaks may appear anywhere in the sky, but their "tails" all seem to point back to the same spot in the sky. That's because all the meteors are coming at us at the same angle, and as they get closer to Earth the effect of perspective makes them seem to get farther apart. It's like standing in the middle of railroad tracks and seeing how the two tracks come together in the distance.
    Meteor showers are named for the constellation where the meteors appear to be coming from. So, for example, the Orionids Meteor Shower, which occurs in October each year, appear to be originating near the constellation Orion the Hunter.
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    @Ryan @ Sam this photo was taken earlier today

    7 years ago  
    Eduardo Anatálio Ellyn I hope not. kkkkkkkk
    7 years ago
    Ryan awww I like to see stars!!!
    7 years ago
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    'm Already getting a stiff neck looking at the sky and so far have not seen any meteorite
    7 years ago  
    Ryan 아 news
    7 years ago
    Eduardo Anatálio Yes Ryan ! Sam Yes, incluseve already had sightings of some meteorites earlier today
    7 years ago
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    Wow!I'm gonna witness this meteor shower tonight!:D Never seen this for the past 3 years.
    9 years ago  
    NicoleHan then apparently your wishes didn't come true so far?
    9 years ago
    mynameiscyrene i have no idea!hahaha
    9 years ago
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