Perseid Meteor and Aurora Over Northern Michigan

August 14, 2015

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Photographer: Ken Scott
Summary Authors: Ken Scott; Jim Foster
 
Shown above is a meteor streak, seemingly coming from the North Star, pointing the way to the soft glow of an aurora observed over northern Michigan on August 10, 2015. This breathtaking fireball, from the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, lasted a full 4 seconds before burning out. The asterism of the Big Dipper is conspicuous at top center. Photo taken at 11:16 p.m. Click here to see video from John Chumack of Perseid meteors over Dayton, Ohio on August 10/11, 2015.
 
Photo Details: Camera Model: NIKON D600; Lens: 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 14.0mm (35mm equivalent: 14mm); Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure Time: 10.000 s; ISO equiv: 3200; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh.