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Meteor, right!?

Perseid Meteor (crop)

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My weirdest photo experience yet! Point your camera at the night sky, click and hope.

17th attempt, I hit the jackpot. That trail you can see along the bottom of the shot, is a Perseid meteor.This time every year, their is a heavenly shower of comet debris.

These particles are no bigger than grains of sand, and burn up as they enter the Earth's atmosphere at 50km.

The bigger you see this shot, the more lurid green the end of the trail appears.This is a crop of the earlier shot I've now added for a clearer view of the fantastic green tail.

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Taken on August 12, 2007