Bright fireball meteor and aurora borealis

Bright fireball meteor and aurora borealis

R305/0123 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 42.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Meteor and aurora borealis. Time exposure photograph of a bright fireball meteor passing a display of the aurora borealis, or Northern lights. The meteor is passing through the plough, a distinctive group of stars in the constellation Ursa Major. Aurorae are an atmospheric phenomenon caused by charged particles emitted from the Sun (the solar wind) interacting with gas molecules in the upper atmosphere, causing them to glow. Bright meteors, often called fireballs, occur when particles of dust enter the atmosphere and burn up due to friction with the air. This fireball appeared to move slowly, and reached a magnitude of -4, briefly outshining the nearby stars.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, aurora borea, aurora boreal, aurora borealis, cosmology, fireball, meteor, meteor and aurora bore, northern lights, plough, shooting star

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.