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A meteoroid is a small particle of debris in the Solar System. This is mainly debris coming from comets passing the sun. Close to the sun the upper layer (ice and dirt) of the comet evaporates leaving a path of dusty debris behind. Once per year the earth goes through these patched of debris. This dusty debris will enter the earths atmosphere at high speed where it burns up creating the so called "shooting or falling stars". Different comets created patches of debris throughout the earths orbit creating nice meteoroid showers. The major meteor showers are :


January 3-4, Quadrantids

April 21-22, Lyrids

May 5-6, Eta Aquarids

July 28-29, Delta Aquarids

August 11-12, Perseids

October 7, Draconids

October 20-21, Orionids

November 4-5, South Taurids

November 11-12, North Taurids

November 16-17, Leonids

December 13-14, Geminids

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