- Posted October 21, 2012 by
Belmar, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Light Years: Your view of space and stars
Orionid Meteor NJ Sunday
- 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.