Meteorite Shower

The near simultaneous fall of numerous meteorites after the fragmentation of a single asteroid or large meteoroid in the atmosphere due to the immense frictional stresses encountered during atmospheric passage. A meteorite shower will produce a strewnfield that stretch for 10s if not even 100s of km. Some famous meteorite showers include Chelyabinsk (widely televised), Holbrook, Pultusk, L’Aigle and most recently Aguas Zarcas.

The term “meteorite shower” should not be confused with “meteor shower”.