From what characteristic or quantity are the names of meteor showers derived?

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    Meteor showers are not named since they do not tend to repeat at regular intervals, but occur randomly from time to time.
     From the parent comet or meteor that produces the debris.
     From the time of year at which they occur.
     From the number of meteors per hour that are observed.
     From the constellation that contains the apparent point in space from which they appear to radiate.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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From the constellation that contains the apparent point in space from which they appear to radiate.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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