Meteor Over Michigan – level 2

24-01-2018 15:00

A meteoroid is a small body moving in the solar system, and when it enters the earth’s atmosphere, people call it a meteor.

Recently, people saw a meteor in Michigan, a state in the northern USA. The meteor lit up the night sky, and people say that houses were shaking, too.

As a meteor moves in the atmosphere, it compresses the gases in front of it. The gasses are heated up and the meteor vaporises. Light and noise can be produced, too.

Difficult words: body (a piece of something), compress (make smaller), vaporise (turn into vapour – gas)

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