Meteor vs Lyrid - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between meteor and lyrid
is that meteor
is meteor (streak of light caused by extraterrestrial matter entering the atmosphere) while lyrid
is (astronomy) a shooting star or meteor observed as originating from the constellation lyra, and belonging to the meteor shower seen each april.
(archaic) Any atmospheric phenomenon. (Thus the derivation of meteorology.'') These were sometimes classified as ''aerial'' or ''airy'' meteors (winds), ''aqueous'' or ''watery'' meteors (hydrometeors: clouds, rain, snow, hail, dew, frost), ''luminous'' meteors (rainbows and aurora), and ''igneous'' or ''fiery meteors (lightning and shooting stars [next]).
A fast-moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere: A shooting star or falling star.
(juggling) A prop similar to poi balls , in that it is twirled at the end of a cord or cable.
(martial arts) A striking weapon resembling a track and field hammer consisting of a weight swung at the end of a cable or chain.
* (streak of light in night sky) Not to be confused with (meteoroid) and (meteorite) (cause and remains of a meteor), or (asteroid) and (comet) (celestial bodies).
* Herman Melville, “The Portent (1859)”
*: But the streaming beard is shown
*: (Weird John Brown),
*: The meteor of the war.
* (streak of light in night sky) falling star, shooting star
* (astronomical phenomenon) asteroid, comet
* Great Meteor
* meteor hammer
* meteor shower
* meteor storm
* meteor strike
To move at great speed.
(astronomy) A shooting star or meteor observed as originating from the constellation Lyra, and belonging to the meteor shower seen each April.