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A fireball flew over the celestial ceiling, and behind the mountainside (unfortunately..). Local time for this observation was about 21.35 on January 6, 2015. Photo details: Canon 650D, Samyang 8 mm fisheye-lens, iso: 1600, 58 sec exposure time.

A fireball flew over the celestial ceiling, and behind the mountainside (unfortunately..). Local time for this observation was about 21.35 on January 6, 2015. Photographed from Ørsta, Norway.
Photo details: Canon 650D, Samyang 8 mm fisheye-lens, iso: 1600, 58 sec exposure time.

A rare Earth-grazing meteor on December 27, 2015

A rare, spectacular, exceptional Earth-grazing meteor passed over Norway on 27. December 2015.

A rare, earth-grazing meteor passed over Norway on 27. December 2015. Exposure time 48 seconds, iso: 1600. Contrast enhanced because the sky was brightly lit by the moon.

The Earth-grazing meteor flies in a north-eastern direction to the horizont.

The meteor flies in a north-eastern direction to the horizon. Contrast enhanced to better show the meteors path.

Visual impression:

I was at the camera when the meteor flew over. I saw a red-orange object appearing very much like a plane. But, it was different (and fascinating). The object had, what looked like, a red contrail/trail behind, and flew considerable faster than a plane. Not among the brightest meteors I have observed. No sound. The observation was documented photographically.

 

Equipment used to document this observation:

Equipment pointing in the direction. Where the rare meteor appeared. Equipment employed was a Canon EOS 650D, Samyang 8 mm fish-eye lens. On a tripod, additionally a Kendrick dew-remover was used to avoid dew/ice on the lens.

Equipment pointed in the direction where the rare meteor appeared. Canon EOS 650D, Samyang 8 mm fish-eye lens. on a tripod, additionally a Kendrick dew-remover was used to avoid dew/ice on the lens.

 Camera with fish-eye lens.

Camera with fish-eye lens.

The meteor was also captured by professional automatic allsky-cameras at the Solar Observatory at Harestua, and a private automatic allsky-camera. According to Norsk Meteornettverk (Norwegian meteor network) this is the first earth-grazing meteor documented in Norway.

More information can be found on Norsk Meteornettverks web-site on the link(s) below:

In English (translated by Google):

Norwegian:

http://norskmeteornettverk.no/wordpress/?p=2372