Meteor Explosion Time Lapse

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Last December Californian photographer Nao Tharp went to Red Rock Canyon State Park in the Mojave desert to take a time-lapse of the Geminid meteor shower.  He never expected he would capture a meteor exploding in an orange plume of dust.  He did though.  You can see in the video above he plays back the time lapse, which spans about 40 minutes of actual time, the meteor streaking across the sky exploding and an orange dust cloud dance across the sky.  It’s quite something.  I remember I saw a fireball streak across the sky when I was in The Grand Canyon last summer, that was cool.

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