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September 20, 2021

Meteor Watch Day

by Dr. Kathleen Hall

Watch Magnificent Streaks of Light

National Meteor Watch Day honors meteors today. A meteor is a streak of light in the sky caused by a meteoroid crashing through Earth’s atmosphere. Meteoroids are lumps of rock or iron that orbit the sun. Most meteoroids are small fragments of rock created by asteroid collisions.

Check Out a Meteor Shower

You can celebrate National Meteor Watch Day by searching the stars. In fact, why not call up a friend or neighbor and go on a meteor watch?  A meteor shower is a magnificent event to experience. If you can’t watch a meteor shower where you live, that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating this day. Instead, try researching meteors instead or check out this post on our site that shows  a video of part of the Lyrids Meteor Shower in April 2021.. You can also go online to find videos of  amazing meteor showers.  You can learn new facts at the American Meteor Society. Their website has very cool photos and videos of meteors and fireballs, another term for a very bright meteor.

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