Ben Mclerran contacted EarthSky to point to the following video, which he said is a clip from his sky cams. They are Samsung security cameras. Be sure to watch the slow-motion part, where you can see what looks like smoke coming off the meteor. Ben said this meteor was:
… bright green like the one in the picture from Alabama [top of post].
By the way, the Orionids aren’t the only major meteor shower in October. The Draconid meteor shower takes place slightly earlier in the month. The video below was sent in by Jeremy Evans, who captured it near the peak of the Draconid shower on October 10, 2015. Inyo National Forrest, John Muir Wilderness. Jeremy wrote:
Even though this year was predicted to be a ‘sleeper,’ I saw a lot more than I expected.
Bottom line: Photos of meteors in October, 2015. Orionid meteor shower and Draconid meteor shower.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as an EarthSky.org Editor, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She and her husband live in Tennessee, where they enjoy guitar playing and singing. They have 2 grown sons.
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