Amazing Pictures from the Orionid Meteor Shower

October 22, 2012; 4:08 PM ET
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Amazing Pictures from the Orionid Meteor Shower

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Storified by Accu Weather · Mon, Oct 22 2012 07:19:20

Foto saat puncak hujan meteor Orionids kemarin di Korgfjellet, Hemnes, Norway oleh Tommy Eliassen : http://pic.twitter.com/v4FkKhEdFakta Astronomy

The Orionid meteor shower is raining bits of the famed Halley's Comet on Earth this weekend to the delight of stargazers around the world.


The 2012 Orionid meteor shower peaked early Sunday (Oct. 21), with forecasters predicting up to 25 meteors an hour for patient stargazers with clear skies well away from city lights. Based on accounts sent into SPACE.com, the meteor shower did not disappoint.


Read more about the shower on Space.com:

Orionid Meteor Shower Wows Weekend Stargazers | Space.com22 hours ago ... The Orionid meteor shower peaked Sunday (Oct. 21), amazing stargazers around the world with its celestial fireworks. T...

What is the Orionid meteor shower?

Orionids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet. Th...
Shout out to Joe Lawton for sharing this great Orionid Meteor Shower picture from the weekend. Thanks Joe! http://pic.twitter.com/NkllvRNcChester Lampkin
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"[M]eteor 10/21/12 taken in baraboo wi about 6am not the best but i found them hard to get. f 2.8 20mm 25 sec with my d90 a little light room adj"Photo: Kevin Ward, AccuWeather Astronomy Facebook page
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Orinoids meteorites #uio #sky #wow #awesome #meteor #octoberPablo Cabay
A certain darkness is needed for us to see how the stars twinkle... ✨✨ #star #stargazing #sandiego #2011 #shootingstar #fallingstar #nightsky #telescope #meteor #meteorshower #space #beautiful #ink #butterflyAngelica Pickles
Waiting for the #sunrise yesterday after watching the #orionids #meteor shower saw 7 so it made for an awesome timeuttinistoner

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