As we are current;y in the thralls of the Persieds I was curious about something. Do meteors constantly fall to earth? and if they do does a meteor shower technically last for 2 days straight? If the sun was gone could they be seen? last night(this morning) I was told "showtime" was 1:30. Why? why do meteors only fall for 4 or 5 hours, go away and come back the next night? Someone must know the answer. Please don't tell me to google it, i'd rather just ask.