Johannesburg by elsa bleda

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion because it’s the best time of year, the Orionids Meteor Shower!! Pictured here, over a dozen meteors were caught in successively added exposures last weekend over Wulan Hada volcano in Inner Mongolia, China. The featured image shows multiple meteor streaks that can all be connected to a single small region on the sky called the radiant, here visible just above and to the left of the belt of Orion.

The Orionids meteors started as sand sized bits expelled from Comet Halley during one of its trips to the inner Solar System. Comet Halley is actually responsible for two known meteor showers, the other known as the Eta Aquarids and is visible every May. Next month, the Leonids Meteor Shower from Comet Tempel-Tuttle should also result in some bright meteor streaks.

Image Credit & Copyright: Lu Shupei


Good Morning from Scotland 

Dunnottar Castle Sunrise by Iain Brooks
Via Flickr:
A gloomy sunrise form the beach at Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire.