There is a bright streak of light flashing seen often in the sky during night for a few seconds. They are called as ‘shooting stars’. They are the removed pieces of rocks mainly from the Asteroid belt. They are called Meteoroids before they enter into our atmosphere. They enter into the atmosphere with great speed. But most of them are burnt when they enter into the atmosphere.
After entering into our atmosphere they are called as Meteors. Some pieces do not burn fully and they fall on the earth and make craters. The large unburned pieces of rocks that fall on the earth are called Meteorites.
Examples for Meteorite Fall: Meteor crater in Northern Arizona and Lake Lonar in Buldhana District of Maharastra in India were created by meteor impacts.