Meteor showers are celestial events that occur when Earth passes through a trail of debris left behind by a comet or asteroid.
The debris, also known as meteoroids, enter Earth's atmosphere and burn up, creating streaks of light in the sky.
Meteor showers are named after the constellation from which they appear to originate.
Space weather, such as solar wind and cosmic rays, can affect the intensity and visibility of meteor showers.
Solar wind can push meteoroids away from Earth, reducing the number of meteors seen during a shower.
Cosmic rays can ionize the atmosphere, creating a layer that can interfere with meteor detection.
Understanding the relationship between meteor showers and space weather can help scientists better predict and study these celestial events.