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Orionids from Argentina

Two meteors from the 2011 Orionids Meteor Shower, each meteor is a little piece of Halley's comet burning in the atmosphere.

The long trace was a bright bolid.

The dome of yellowish light is light pollution from the big city of Buenos Aires about 100km to the East.

Taken at the Mercedes Observatory, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Winner of the Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Orionids from Argentina