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    Posted October 21, 2012 by
    MikeBlack
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    Orionid Meteor NJ Sunday

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MikeBlack, a science teacher who also teaches astronomy, says he has always been a fan of meteor showers 'because they remind us we live on a small rocky world with other buits of rock flying around space. When one of those bits of rock enters our atmosphere, it burns up and we get to enjoy a meteor shower, just one of nature's spectactular shows.' He shot this from his backyard in New Jersey.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Photograph of a large Orionid Meteor taken at 5am Sunday Morning 21 October 2012.

     

    The constellation Orion is visible at right, including Orion's Belt [the three close stars in a diagonal] and Orion's nebula [under the belt].

     

    The path of the meteor is curved due to use of a fisheye lens to capture large parts of the sky.

     

    The green color common to many meteors can also be seen.

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