n. (context astronomy English) A phenomenon occurring when many meteors are seen on Earth during a short period of time.
n. a transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmosphere [syn: meteor stream]
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth's surface. Intense or unusual meteor showers are known as meteor outbursts and meteor storms, which may produce greater than 1,000 meteors an hour. The Meteor Data Centre lists about 600 suspected meteor showers of which about 100 are well established.
Meteor Shower is a Chinese television series that aired on Hunan TV. Due to the success and popularity of Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango and its franchise ( Meteor Garden, Hana Yori Dango and Boys Over Flowers), Hunan TV decided to create a new series based on the same name. It is an unlicensed live-television drama production not authorized by Japanese publisher Shueisha, according to the producer it is only inspired by the manga.
Usage examples of "meteor shower".
If the thing did break up as it entered the atmosphere, or if the resistance was stronger and the angle less steep than projected, it might be nothing more than an anticlimatic meteor shower with very little reaching the ground.
Anson Clemons were conducting an EVA when the meteor shower destroyed the Shuttle.
The day John Boone was assassinated we were up on east Elysium and it was morning and this meteor shower came raining down on us, there must have been thirty streaks or so and they were all black, I don't know what those meteorites were made of but they burned black instead of white.
And this particular meteor shower had been a renegade, unknown and uncharted until it suddenly struck at them.
It may be that our beam will pass through a meteor shower in deep space and be disrupted, so that we never materialize at our star.
Since the Procyon rode out to the Moon and back through the Leonid meteor shower without a dent, the whole shipyard has been so crowded with orders I couldn't turn round quickly, and he's grown a head as big as Jupiter itself.