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, 2016 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, 2016 at 20:45
  • @DanF They don't come from the asteroid belt. Maybe the Oort cloud.
    – Double AA
    Apr 14, 2016 at 22:04
  • @doubleaa I think you're confusing meteors with comets. See amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/…
    – Yoni
    Apr 14, 2016 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, 2016 at 0:11


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