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A meteor exploded in the atmosphere over Payson Arizonaz around 4am on June 2 2016. Estimated size is 10 meter around, a small one. I was just getting out of bed at the time. I couldn’t tell you if I saw or heard anything. But, at 4:55am As I was going outside to get in the truck , for work, I saw the still quite visible smoke trails as the suns rays reflected off of them. This image is of what was visible over Phoenix before sunrise. Estimations had the meteor exploding around 57 miles up. So the trails, are about the same I would think. And like noctilucent clouds..meteor dust originated..Here I thought most recently and jealously with envy,,I’d never see noctilucent clouds due to being so far south. Maybe I was wrong. Any way, I have a few more shots if any folks are interested.
Marvellous capture, Mike, and thanks much indeed for sharing this very rare event with us.
Thanks for your thoughts gentlemen. A few additional notes/ corrections; It has been downsized to a asteroid, estimated at 3 meters around with some of it still showing up on the radar down to 22 miles up before totally vanishing. I originally thought it was smoke trails from a rocket launch. Found out what it actually was when I got home from work. Apparently sonic booms and ground shaking occurred in Payson.
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Good shot, Marco: carry on and enjoy spotting the clouds! We will wait for your next picture.
Grand shot, John. This type of photo really takes my fancy big time. Really full of colour and atmosphere and big mood.
A very commendable shot, Mike. Well worth the getting up out of bed to witness this marvel, maybe over a nice cup of tea or coffee?
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Nice shot of the Boeing Stearman trainer aircraft set against a nice cloud backdrop.
Wonderful capture, Stephen.
The more one looks at this photo a “face”, a kind and benevolent serene one, slowly reveals itself. Clue:- it looks from the left to the right of the photo. Give the photo a bit of time to let the “face” appear.
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Beautiful and most arrestingly peaceful. Lovely shot, Chris.
The clouds make it all in your photo. Thanks.