2014 Orionids Meteorite Shower

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Orionids shooter - this one had a nice tail that lasted for about a second.
Orionids shooter – this one had a nice tail that lasted for about a second.

The morning of October 21st was the peak of the 2014 Orionids Meteorite shower and as always I try to witness these celestial events!  This night was very little moon (none actually) and clear which made for great viewing.  We are viewing dust from Halley’s Comet.

I set the alarm for 1:30am and saw 7 in about 45 minutes.  The shower was not as active as I remember the Orionids being; so I will probably head out tomorrow morning and check out the other side of the peak.  Here are a couple of meteorites I caught on camera.

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Orionids Meteorite – This one had no tail and was bluish to the eye, but was rather large; definitely without the tail it is harder to photograph!
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Orionids Meteorite Interesting color on this smaller one.

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