Persistent Train: Exploding Meteor Captured in New Timelapse
The Milky Way likes to amaze us, and this great video shot by Wes Eisenhauer outside of Custer, South Dakota
shows an amazing exploding meteor and what is known as a persistent train from the fireball. The “remains” of the fireball persisted for several minutes (just a few seconds in the timelapse) and upper atmosphere wind shear twisted and swirled the expanding debris.
This was shot on October 16th, 2014, so before the official start of the Orionid meteor shower, so this was perhaps a random larger meteor streaking through the sky.
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