Video Of Meteor Exploding During Perseid Meteor Shower

August 19, 2013


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.

  • Spencer Goforth

    You can't see stars when there is too much ambient light. (Trying to star gaze in a city, suburbia, or any residential area is like trying to poop at school. It just doesn't happen.) Try going into the deeps sticks, you'll see EVERYTHING. Clouds are also a factor.

  • Kenlin Bros

    Got it: if I need to poop, go to the deep sticks.

  • Where in the world do I go to see that many stars? I've probably only ever seen 10 max in California. :'(

  • Bubbubsky

    Heck, I still wish the Andromeda Galaxy was more than a little fuzzy blob in my telescope.
    It makes me wonder how the heck those old-timey astronomers were able to even identify to many distant celestial objects.

  • Jacques-André Langelier

    With a long exposure, some invisible stars will tend to become visible to a naked eye.

  • Matthew Anderson

    How does one go about adjusting the exposure of their naked eyes? (Aside from allowing them to adjust to the dark...)

  • Kenlin Bros

    Carrots, obvs.

  • 大川 JMizu

    And thats how fast we'd die if a giant meteor hit the earth. Glad I dont have to worry now...

  • Problem is you'd have weeks, months, maybe even years knowing it's coming.

  • Post_Nazi

    Says who? We don't, and can't, monitor the entire sky. There are also numerous blind spots that we couldn't really check out even if we wanted to.

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