Meteor shower: By Berta Comabella By Berta Comabella
Index:• What is a meteor?• What are meteor showers?• When do meteor showers happen?• Curiosities: Famous meteors.• Real meteors.• Bibliography.
What is a meteor?• A meteor is a line of light in the sky caused by small particles of dust or a piece of space rock which enters in the Earths atmosphere and gets burned.
What are meteor showers?• Meteor Showers are numerous meteors seen in short time as the Earth moves through a cloud of meteoroids.
When do meteor showers happen?• The meteor showers happen when the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet, in these areas there are usually lots of dust accumulated. Then we can see many stars falling in a short time. These rains are repeated on the same date, every year, and we always see the meteors coming from the same direction.
Famous meteors:• Ensisheim is the oldest meteor which fell on the Earth the 7th of november in 1492.
Famous meteors:• Cape York it was discovered in 1963 and it is one of the biggest meteors in the world.
Real meteors:• This video was on tv, and happened in the USA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_jbO9_GEAw