Max is turning six and hopes his father comes home for his birthday. His father is a soldier and has been away for a long time. Max is so proud of him but wants his one wish to come true. His best friend told him that he saw a shooting star one night in which he made a wish upon and it came true. Max asked his mother what a shooting star is and how he can see one to make his wish.
Max thought it would be the coolest thing he would ever see in his life and was so excited to see one, "How can I find it?"
She then explained, "There are many shooting stars and you just have to be looking in the sky at the right time! They are most likely to be seen at night during certain times of the year when meteor showers occur. They occur when the Earth passes through the debris left by a comet as it orbits the Sun. Since it is summer, watch out your window at night and you may see one."
Max had the best birthday ever!