Falling star

Falling star is the common name for the visible path of a meteoroid as it enters the atmosphere to become a meteor. A falling star that survives passage through the atmosphere and reaches the Earth's surface is called a meteorite.

Falling Star or variants may also refer to:

Film and TV, books and games

  • The Falling Star (Der Fallende Stern) a 1950 German drama film directed by Harald Braun
  • "Falling Star" (The Outer Limits), an episode of the television series The Outer Limits
  • "Falling Star", a section of Star Wars Tales Volume 4
  • "Falling Star" (General Hospital: Night Shift), an episode of the television series General Hospital: Night Shift
  • Falling Stars (video game), a role-playing game for young children


  • "Falling Stars" (Sunset Strippers song), a song by Sunset Strippers
  • "Falling Stars" (Lidia Isac song), song by Lidia Isac
  • "Falling Stars", a song by musician Serj Tankian from the album Elect the Dead Symphony

    Other uses

  • Falling stars, common name for the plant Crocosmia aurea