A meteoroid that has entered Earth′s atmosphere.
In particular, the light phenomenon which results from the entry into the earth′s atmosphere of a solid particle from space; more generally, any physical object or phenomenon associated with such an event.
The point where the forward straight-line projection of a meteor trajectory intersects the surface of the earth.
A bright meteor with luminosity which equals or exceeds that of the brightest planets.
The gas immediately in front of a body as it travels through the atmosphere.
The end of the highly luminous path of a visual meteor. Also called Stopping Point.
The trail of ionized gases in the trajectory of a meteoroid entering the upper atmosphere.
The projection of the trajectory of a meteor in the celestial sphere as seen by the observer.
A number of meteors with approximately parallel trajectories.
A group of meteoric bodies with nearly identical orbits.
This may manifest itself as light or ionization and is left along the trajectory of the meteor.
A meteor trail of very short duration, in general much less than a second.
The common meteor showers are named for the constellations of stars in which their radiants appear.
A meteor train which endures for an appreciable length of time.
A meteor of brightness sufficient to be detected by photography.
The apparent location on the celestial sphere of the origin of the luminous trajectories of meteors seen during a meteor shower.
A meteor which has been detected by the reflection of a radio signal from the meteor trail of relatively high ion density.
Another name for a meteor.
A meteor which is not associated with one of the regularly recurring meteor showers or streams.
Name applied to a radio meteor when a detection system is used in which the presence of the meteor is indicated by a rapidly changing audiofrequency radio signal.