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  • n. A large number of meteors that appear together and seem to come from the same area in the sky.

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  • n. A phenomenon occurring when many meteors are seen on Earth during a short period of time.

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  • n. a transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmosphere


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  • A meteor shower, some of which are known as a "meteor storm" or "meteor outburst", is a celestial event where a group of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the sky.


    February 24, 2008