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Orionid Meteors Composite

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Mount Uludag - Turkey

Date: 2006 October 21

As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day meteors are captured shooting out from the constellation Orion during the Orionids Meteor Shower in October. Over a dozen meteors were caught in successively added exposures over three hours and digitally added to a single composite image that shows the brighter meteors of the night around the shower radiant in Orion. The Orionids meteors like most other annual meteors shower are created when the Earth passes through a stream of a cometary sand sized bits in the space. However Orionids are related to an ice ball celebrity in the Solar System: Comet Halley. The comet is responsible for two known meteor showers, the other is Eta Aquarids and visible every May. Tunc Tezel

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