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!
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.
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