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Fireball at Sandy Point, Maine

Two photographers – Mike Taylor and Sonia MacNeil of Mike Taylor Photo – caught a bright meteor, or fireball, from an icy beach.

View larger. | A bright meteor, or fireball, at Sandy Point, Maine by Mike Taylor Photo

View larger. | Finished shot, after processing of a bright meteor, or fireball, captured from Sandy Point, Maine on the morning of February 17 by Mike Taylor Photo. See original photo below.

Mike Taylor and Sonia MacNeil at Mike Taylor Photo in Maine submitted this photo to EarthSky. Mike wrote:

After a few months of planning our second astrophotography shoot of 2015, the frigid temperatures here in Maine didn’t stop us from going out to time-lapse the rise of the Milky Way over the Penobscot River next to the old pilings at Sandy Point Beach.

On the left side of this image a brilliant green fireball streaks down towards the horizon and leaves a bright reflection on the water.

Nikon D600 & 14-24mm @ 14mm

f/2.8 – 30 secs – ISO 3200

Processed through Lightroom & Photoshop CC

Thanks, Mike and Sonia!

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Meteor at Sandy Point, Maine by Mike Taylor Photo

View larger. | Before-and-after graphic of the meteor at Sandy Point, Maine via Mike Taylor Photo

Bottom line: Two photographers – Mike Taylor and Sonia MacNeil of Mike Taylor Photo – caught a bright meteor, or fireball, from an icy beach in Maine.

Deborah Byrd

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