On January 4th, at about 3:45 AM, the moon finally set, and shortly after, I was able to get this exposure of a meteor streaking between the Big Dipper and Polaris. (My goal was to get away from the light pollution of Salt Lake City, in order to photograph the Quadrantid meteor shower yesterday morning! These salt flats are near Wendover, Nevada -- about 100 miles from SLC, Utah.) It was a frigid 23-degrees F. on this morning!
See the awe-inspiring NightScape VIDEO – with one Milky Way after another!
Click here to see the meteor change color as it enters earth's atmosphere (traveling at 90,000 MPH or 145,000 kilometers per hour) and then burns up at about 50 miles above the earth's surface!
(02/04: 215v, 24c, 29f)