Meteor showers are formed by comets and asteroids that come close to the Sun. Heat from the Sun causes dust and rock to break off the body and gather into a collection of debris that moves along the body's orbital path. If Earth's orbit crosses this path, there is a meteor shower as the dust particles vaporize in Earth's atmosphere, about 90 km above Earth's surface.
|The Eta Aquarids||AY-tah AK-wa-rids|
|The South Delta Aquarids||south DEL-tah AK-wa-rids|
|The South Taurids||south TOR-ids|
|The North Taurids||north TOR-ids|