An Explanation of Why More Meteors Are Generally Seen
During the Morning Hours of the Night
A view of the solar system from above (northern hemisphere of Earth is seen).
(Sizes of the Sun and planets, as well as planetary orbits, are not drawn
A skywatcher is more likely to see meteors on the side
of the Earth that is moving forward in space. Because the Earth both rotates
and orbits the Sun in the same counter clockwise direction
as viewed from above, this side is closer to the early morning sky.
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