There seems to be a non-Jewish association of good luck with seeing a shooting star. Is there any source for this in Judaism?

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    One says a blessing when seeing it (שכחו וגבורתו מלא עולם), but see Isaiah 47, 13 about the idea of associating luck or making a wish etc. – Cauthon Apr 14 '16 at 19:41
  • Perhaps there is a connection with the word "Mazal" that means both "luck" and "constellation". Scientifically, we now know that meteors come from the asteroid belt. But on Earth, they appear to emanate (radiate) from constellations. Common meteor showers are usually named after constellation such as "Leonid" and "Gemini" meteors. – DanF Apr 14 '16 at 20:45
  • @DanF They don't come from the asteroid belt. Maybe the Oort cloud. – Double AA Apr 14 '16 at 22:04
  • @doubleaa I think you're confusing meteors with comets. See amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/… – Yoni Apr 14 '16 at 23:13
  • @Yoni Meteors (ie vid) come from comet trails (for the most part, at least). You are confusing meteors and meteorites I think. – Double AA Apr 15 '16 at 0:11

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