Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Meteor trail, timelapse. A rare view of a meteor train left in the atmosphere. The smoke trail is formed from glowing ionised atoms from friction caused by the atmosphere on the meteoroid. Halfway through the clip a fireball asteroid related to Orionid meteor shower streaks across the sky. Stars of the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major appear in the view. Filmed in the early morning of 19th October, 2012, in Maine, USA.

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Keywords: 19 october 2012, 21st century, america, american, asterism, asteroid, astronomical, astronomy, big dipper, constellation, fireball, great bear, maine, meteor, meteor shower, meteor through sky, meteor trail, night, night sky, nighttime, north america, orionid, space, star gazing, star-gazing, stars, timelapse, united states, ursa major, usa

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Meteor trail dissipating, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:10.22

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