Saturday Shower

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:28

This is no baby shower, nor that shower some folks only take once a week on Saturday. This one is special and it is visible tonight. A meteor shower is a spike in the number of shooting stars that streak through the night sky.

Most meteor showers are spawned by comets. As a comet orbits the Sun it sheds an icy, dusty debris stream along its orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor shower. Although the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, the meteors in each shower appear to rain into the sky from the same region.

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