Bolide over Baja California Norte

September 14, 2023


Photographer: Pavel Vorobiev  

Summary Author: Pavel Vorobiev 

Shown above is a bolide I captured one evening on a trip to Baja California Norte, Mexico earlier this summer. It's seen here reflecting over Hanson Lagoon. Bolides are fragments of a rock, comet, or asteroid that burn up or explode in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. These objects are still referred to as meteors, though they're orders of magnitude bigger and brighter.  Also, note the electrical storm in the background at lower right. Photo taken on July 23, 2023.

Photo details: Nikon D750 camera; Irix15mm; f2.4.

Laguna Hanson, Mexico Coordinates: 32.0446, -115.9069

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