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The 2022 Orionid meteor shower put on a show around the world (photos)

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Samil Cabrera captured this image of an Orionid meteor streaking over the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 21, 2022 at Jekyll Island, Georgia. Be sure to check out Cabrera’s Instagram page for more astrophotography at https://www.instagram.com/astronycc/.

(Image credit: Samil Cabrera)

The Orionids put on quite a show this year.

This year’s Orionid meteor shower saw optimal conditions for catching brilliant Orionid fireballs streak overhead, as the moon was only 17% illuminated in a waning crescent phase during the shower’s peak overnight from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21.

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