Abe Megahed
Image taken:
Aug. 13, 2009
Location:
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Details:
The Perseids this year seemed a bit infrequent, but quite bright. This image shows a Perseid streaking past Vega. If you look carefully, you can see the meteor's path change from a slighly diffuse greenish hue at the beginning of the re-entry to a bright white point-like streak towards the middle and then get slightly irregular at the end as the meteor broke up.
 
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