Monthly Archives: January 2016
A rare Earth-grazing meteor on December 27, 2015
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:
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):