- Published: 14 September 2009
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Larry Moran age 12, of Seattle, Wash for his question:
How many shooting stars fall in a year?
If you are a very alert sky watcher, you can spot about ten shooting stars in an average hour, But you will miss countless more which are too sma_~ 1 to be seen Watchers around the entire globe could spot 24 million shooting stars in about 24 hours They would fail to notice countless million others
This tots up to about eight thousand million visible shooting stars in an average year, plus untold billions which escape detection.