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shooting star,

in astronomy: see meteormeteor,
appearance of a small particle flying through space that interacts with the earth's upper atmosphere. While still outside the atmosphere, the particle is known as a meteoroid. Countless meteoroids of varying sizes are moving about the solar system at any time.
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shooting star,

in botany: see primroseprimrose,
common name for the genus Primula of the Primulaceae, a family of low perennial herbs with species found on all continents, most frequently in north temperate regions.
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shooting star

colloquial name for meteor.

shooting star

[′shüd·iŋ ′stär]
(astronomy)
A small meteor that has the brief appearance of a darting, starlike object.
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SHOOTING STARS DUE TO PROVIDE ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SKIES EVER Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week
Stargazers are advised by the museum to watch the shooting stars from areas which have lesser lights which will increase the chances of seeing as many stars as possible.
Over the weekend, the Earth will pass through a swarm of debris left in the comet's wake, leading to meteors which appear as bright shooting stars when they enter the atmosphere and burn up.
Astronomers suggest first pinpointing the Draco constellation but you should be able to see the shooting stars in all parts of the sky providing there is clear weather.
BEIRUT: This weekend's night sky will -- to the naked, Earth-bound eye -- be filled with shooting stars for annual Perseid meteor shower, however only half the usual number of shooting stars will be seen during the peak.
Ahead of us are another eight hours flight time, but we already stopped counting the shooting stars.
People arrived well before time but when each shooting star went past, there was a lot of excitement.
The meteors, or shooting stars will develop speeds up to 59 kilometres per second.
Huddersfield Town's commercial director, Sean Jarvis said: "This is the 2nd year that the Shooting Star award has been in association with Lucas Lee & Partners - it has grown and recognises local businesses The company is now celebrating after winning the Shooting Star IT began as a result of three people's passion for beer.
Facing the eastern horizon, the shooting stars will originate from the Gemini constellation about 15 degrees above the horizon.
With some patience, and a few hot drinks, you should hopefully see a few shooting stars.
Occurring every year between July 17 and August 24, the meteor shower peaks at 100 shooting stars an hour.