Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Time-Lapse | 0 comments

In this video I show some of the brightest meteors I’ve ever captured. These all have Persistent Trains. The last one even has a visitable shock wave.

The one during the Geminid Meteor Shower isn’t in line with all the other Geminids so I think it was just a stray meteor. The one during the Persied Meteor shower is a Persied Meteor.

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Music: Clean Soul By: Kevin Macleod (http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300033)
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More on Persistent trains FROM NASA: (http://leonid.arc.nasa.gov/meteor.html)
Persistent train is the long enduring emission that remains in the path of a bright fireball once the afterglow has faded. Persistent trains can last for 1-30 minutes (typically 4-6 minutes) at an apparent brightness of +4 to +5 magnitude. The optical light of these long enduring trains is from Na (sodium) and FeO (iron oxyde), from airglow-type chemistry of the recombination of oxygen atoms and ozone molecules that is catalised by sodium and iron atoms. Persistent trains last long enough to enable telescopic studies of the path of a meteor. Upper atmosphere winds distort the shape of the train.