burst

sadnesses

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Japanese - Japan
Harry saw each of the dragon keepers pull out his wand.
“Stupefy!” they shouted in unison, and the Stunning Spells shot
into the darkness like fiery rockets, bursting in showers of stars on
the dragons’ scaly hides —
Harry watched the dragon nearest to them teeter dangerously on
its back legs; its jaws stretched wide in a silent howl;

What does 'burst in showers of stars' mean?
 
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