List of meteor showers expands

The International Astronomical Union has recognised an extra sixty two meteor showers. The full list of meteor showers known to happen during the course of a year is here. Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through dust trails left by comets. Old trails (where the comet hasn’t been for a while) or the Earth just clipping the edge of a trail lead to minor showers that are more difficult to recognise.

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