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a streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode

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The shooting stars will appear to emerge from a "radiant" point in the constellation of Gemini, the Twins, in the south-east.
The forecast also specifically mentions that a maximum number of 120 shooting stars per hour will be visible if the weather stays favorable.
STARGAZERS are expecting to see a meteor shower peak this weekend, with dozens of shooting stars streaking across the sky as Earth passes through debris of Halley's Comet.
A METEOR shower is set to peak this weekend, giving stargazers a chance to see dozens of shooting stars streaking across the sky.
SHOOTING stars will rain down on us this month, giving us a spectacular show.
Summary: This weekend's night sky will -- to the naked, Earth-bound eye -- be filled with shooting stars for annual Perseid meteor shower, however only half the usual number of shooting stars will be seen during the peak.
Shooting stars appear like fast-moving projectiles dashing towards the aircraft.
Summary: Khaleej Times reader says they could see around 15 shooting stars from Al Qudra.
This year's Perseid meteor showeris expected to be spectacular as double the usual rate of shooting stars are expected to occur, astrophysicist Chrysanthos Fakas said on Saturday.
And Chris Lee, of Lucas Lee & Partners, said: "We are really pleased with the way this joint initiative has been received and an excellent Shooting Stars event.
YESTERDAY was the start of a 10-day astronomical spectacular called the Geminid meteor shower that sees 100 shooting stars per hour zapping across the sky.
PAGASA said there will be shooting stars that are big enough to be seen through a naked eye.
THIS week provides us with yet another chance to observe a cosmic firework display of shooting stars - the Leonid meteor shower.
David Moore of Astronomy Ireland said up to 20 times more shooting stars were expected to jet across the heavens after dark this year.
The meteor shower also known as shooting stars will peak on the night of 21 and 22 April.