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Goldpaint Photography via EarthSky.org
Photo from of the 2011 Orionid meteor shower near Mount Shasta, California. It’s a composite of every meteor captured during the night. The image was Grand Prize Winner of Outdoor Photographer Magazine’s third annual Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

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The Orionid meteor shower, predicted to peak before dawn on Sunday the 21st, is active through November 7. At peak, in a dark location under a moonless sky, a maximum of 15 to 20 shooting stars per hour are predicted. Read More