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Full spectrum shooting star

You’ll see the colors of a rainbow in this meteor …

Meteor in front of constellation Taurus. Notice the dipper-shaped Pleiades and V-shaped Hyades below them. Cold Spring, New York - September, 2015 - 2 a.m.  Photo by Isaac Rodriguez.

View larger to see the meteor’s color. | Meteor in front of constellation Taurus. Notice the dipper-shaped Pleiades and V-shaped Hyades below them. Cold Spring, New York – September, 2015 – 2 a.m. Photo by Isaac Rodriguez.

Isaac Rodriguez submitted this photo to EarthSky and wrote:

This is the train station for the Break Neck Ridge hiking trail. The name says it all. I wasn’t intending on capturing shooting stars, but this one is perfect. It’s shooting near the Pleiades and the color of the streak is a full spectrum.

Nikon 3200 on a tripod shot at f3.5 20 seconds

Thank you, Isaac!

Deborah Byrd

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