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Watch An Unexpected Meteorite Explosion

Author: 
Jon Dough

Night SkyMarc Donahue of PermaGrin Films was in Santa Cruz, Calif. shooting time-lapse video of the night sky when something unexpected happened. As he explained in his Vimeo post: “While shooting some time-lapses, we saw a huge bright flash in the sky. It even lit up the entire ground. We looked up and saw a huge streak across the sky of burning dust.” He also wrote that dust fell from the sky for 50 frames of the time lapse. Since each frame is 15 seconds long, that means the dust was falling to earth for about 12.5 minutes. Check out the video below.

 

 

Meteorite Explosion - Santa Cruz, CA 7-21-15 from Marc Donahue on Vimeo.

While shooting some timelapses, we saw a huge bright flash in the sky. It even lit up the entire ground. We looked up and saw a huge streak across the sky of burning dust. I did the calculations and the dust fell from the sky for at least 50 frames of my timelapse. Each exposure was 15 seconds long, so that means the burning dust fell for 12.5 minutes. CRAZY!!! This was shot at Shark Fin Cove just north of Santa Cruz on July 21st, 2015 by @PermaGrinFilms - https://instagram.com/permagrinfilms/

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