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Tres Piedras, New Mexico, USA
Sony a6300 with kit lens
I cropped this image to just the fireball. Unfortunately my lens had mostly frosted over when I captured this (several hours after going to bed). I have a lens warmer, but with this particular lens I cannot get it to attach without messing up the focus. So I gambled with the risk of frost. I was most fortunate this fireball appeared in the part of the frame that wasn't obscured.
This fireball left a persistent ion train that lasted more than 6 minutes. I posted an animated GIF here: