National Meteor Watch Day, June 30th

Every year on June 30th, people across the country celebrate their love of meteor watching.

But what is a meteor?

Every day, millions of meteors fly across our atmosphere, often called “shooting stars.” Meteors are pieces of space debris that have entered our atmosphere and burn up, thanks to friction, creating super hot air that we see as a flame, or a tail.

Meteors can most easily be seen at night, and come in different colors, signifying the elements the space debris is made of. Check out this awesome image from that identifies what each color meteor is made of. 

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