a shooting/falling star

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Brave Heart

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Japan, Japanese
Hi all,

Is there any difference between "a shooting star" and "a falling star" seen in the night sky?

Thanks. :)
 
  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    No they are the same, they are meteors or meteoroids. Also called meteorites when they survive the passage through the atmosphere and actually hit the Earth.
     

    nichec

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Taiwan)/English(AE)
    No they are the same, they are meteors or meteoroids. Also called meteorites when they survive the passage through the atmosphere and actually hit the Earth.
    Oh well, if you don't read it figuratively.........
     
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