Photographer Captures Meteor Streaking Through the Aurora Borealis


Photographer Shannon Bileski captures Meteor with the green glow

Photographer Shannon Bileski of ‘Signature Exposures’, captured this beautiful photograph last Friday at Patricia Beach in Canada. It shows a bright meteor streaking through a sky filled with the green glow of the aurora borealis. Shannon points out that she was out at the beach attempting to witness and photograph the northern lights with others from a photography club and an astronomy club. The aurora was on and off all night, but at 11:10 pm just as everyone else was packing up their camera gear, the green glow in the sky intensified. She began snapping some shots with her Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, with settings at f/3.2, 8s, and ISO 800. Suddenly, during one of the 8-second exposures, there was an intense streak of light in the sky and bright green flashes. It was a meteor that had broken up in the atmosphere, and she captured the whole event as the photo below. To see such a bright meteor is a rare occurrence already, but to capture one on camera whizzing toward Earth through the northern lights? Simply  “Amazing,”

Credit for the tip, Lindsay, Image credits: Shannon Bileski


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