Astrophoto: Meteor Fireball Passing through the Milky Way

by Nancy Atkinson on May 14, 2012

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A northern Minnesota lake reflects a large meteor fireball. Credit: Luke Arens.

Northern Minnesota is famous for its bountiful lakes, and clear, dark skies. This beautiful astrophoto combines both — and more — as photographer Luke Arens captured a big meteor fireball reflecting off a northern Minnesota lake just as the Milky Way core rose above the scene. Luke took this image over the weekend as part of a timelapse sequence, which he says will be available soon. Update: see the timelapse below!

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Allyssa Carey May 15, 2012 at 2:24 AM

so awesome. cant wait for the TL.

Luke Arens May 15, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Luke Arens May 15, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Allyssa Carey May 15, 2012 at 2:24 AM

so awesome. cant wait for the TL.

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