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Refer to Appendix Table A-12. Why do meteor showers occur at the same time each year?

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The reason of occurrence of meteor showers at the same time each year.

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The meteorites are the parts of asteroids and they can reach the surface of the earth. At a point when numerous quantities of meteoroids go into the atmosphere of Earth, countless sparks are produced which is known as meteor shower.

The meteor shower is the occurrence of meteors in clusters...

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