A stylized representation of a shooting star, a small, fast meteor that burns up in the atmosphere. Generally depicted as a gold, five-point star trailing yellow motion lines against a night sky, as if moving down to the left.
May be used for astronomical stars and other content concerning space. Also may be used for flair or flourish. Sometimes used as a visual reference to NBC’s More You Know public service announcement, popular in the 1990s and featuring a shooting star logo.
Not to be confused with 💫 Dizzy, ⭐ Star, 🌟 Glowing Star, or ✨ Sparkles, though their applications may overlap.
Google’s star is trailed, without backdrop, by yellow lines, though they were previously blue. Microsoft’s star is trailed, without backdrop, by blue lines, though they were previously yellow.
Shooting Star was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.