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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

SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She has previously written for Scholastic, MedPage Today, Scienceline and Oak Ridge National Lab. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her home town of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University.