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Meteor Explosion over Latvia

Witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime event on the midnight between September 25th and 26th 2017 as a meteor enters Latvian airspace burning up in half an hour as it hits the atmosphere. Also known as fireballs or bolides contrary to smaller and common "shooting stars", these larger meteors were originally asteroids and comets of a few to several tens of meters in diameter before impacting with Earth's atmosphere (Wikipedia).

The best known is the 1908 Tunguska event. The appearance of extremely bright fireballs traveling across the sky is often witnessed from a distance, such as the 1947 Sikhote-Alin meteor and the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor. Call this the mini Tunguska event of Latvia if you will.

Camera: Sony A6500
Lens: Samyang 12mm f2
Exposure: 25"
Interval: 26"


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