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See it! Orionid meteors this weekend

October 22, 2017 9:40 AM
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See it! Orionid meteors this weekend

An Orionid meteor streaking away from the constellation Orion early in the morning on October 21, 2017 – Jersey Shore, New Jersey – via John Entwistle Photography.

Steve Scanlon Photography wrote on October 21: “Waking up early pays off. I caught this Orionid meteor over Fair Haven Fields this morning. Fair Haven, New Jersey.”

Composite image of meteors seen on the morning of October 21, 2017 from Simon Lee Waldram of Fuerteshoot in Spain.

Jan Gensler Fotografie in Germany wrote on October 21, 2017: “Last night I had fun composing this picture in the Orionid-night. Dark-sky-park Rhön in the middle of Germany.”

Steve Shubert in Chester, Virginia caught this meteor Saturday morning and wrote: “Orionid meteor with ionized trail … Residual lasted for almost 2 minutes!”

Source: earthsky.org

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