7 Things to know about Meteor shower

Meteor showers are celestial events where numerous meteors, also known as shooting stars, streak across the night sky.

They occur when the Earth's orbit passes through the debris left behind by a comet or asteroid. 

Meteor showers are named after the constellation from which they appear to radiate, such as the Perseids or Geminids. 

The most famous meteor shower, the Perseids, occurs annually in August and is caused by debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. 

During a meteor shower, meteors can be seen across the entire night sky, but their paths all appear to trace back to the radiant point. 

Meteors are small rocks or dust particles that burn up upon entering the Earth's atmosphere, creating a bright streak of light. 

Meteor showers can vary in intensity from year to year, depending on the amount of debris left by the parent comet or asteroid.