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The Orionid Meteor Shower 2017 in Photos: Stunning Views by Stargazers

A Poetic Sight

Sathya Narayanan/Like the Ocean

A bright, green meteor soars through the sky over Whitmire, Virginia. The photographer, Sathya Narayanan, wrote a poem about her skywatching experience titled, "Orionids on a Chilly Night." In the poem, she writes, "Few experiences are worth skipping the cozy sleep."

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Hanneke Weitering
Hanneke Weitering

Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.