October 22nd, 2012
10:38 AM ET

Capturing the Orionid meteor shower

The Orionid meteor shower put on a cosmic light show for the Northern Hemisphere over the weekend. The Orionids peaked early Sunday morning as more than 25 meteors an hour streaked the night sky.

The astronomical event caught the attention of many photographers over the weekend. iReporters from across the world stayed up late or woke up early for the chance to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower.

Renata Arpasova set her alarm a few hours early, waking up at 1 a.m. to see the Orionids from Wiltshire, England. She found a clear patch of sky and was thrilled to see a few big, bright meteors pass overhead.


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  1. thumbsihave2

    Thanks to all for the awesome pictures.

    October 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  2. palintwit

    It's easy to spot Sarah Palin during a meteor shower. She's the one with an umbrella.

    October 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm |


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