This is time-lapse video made by photographer Michael Chung during the August 12th peak of the Perseid meteor shower featuring an exploding meteor. Granted an exploding UFO would have been cooler, but maybe next year. I'm joking, there will be no next year. At least not if I have anything to do with it. *sketching earthquake machine on bar napkin*
It was taken early in the morning on August 12, 2013 from my backyard in Victorville, CA... The fade to white is NOT an edit -- it is overexposure due to the sun coming up. From what I can tell, the time lapse sequence of the explosion and expanding debris span an actual time of approximately 20 minutes."
Did anybody else stay up to watch any of the meteor showers? I did, since it was my birthday, and I just laid there in the grass begging to get hit by one. I'm joking, I didn't see anything. I live in LA and the air quality is so poor half the time I'm pissing outside I can't spot my own pecker EVEN IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. "Who pees outside in broad daylight?" People who've stopped caring, that's who.
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to Juni, who's convinced that meteor explosion was actually the result of an unknown government testing their latest death ray. Hey, I believe it.