The image above shows a member of the Aurigid Meteor Shower as it flashes in the vicinity of the constellation Orion.
The meteor shown was one of a three meteor cluster that I observed at 5:20 AM MDT. During the 45 minutes I observed the
meteor shower, I saw 20 meteors. Most of the meteors were faint and had short trails as seen above. I did note one
bright fireball that went overhead and left a trail of smoke. Unfortunately, it did not enter the camera's field of view.
This image is one of 134 I took between 5:00 AM and 5:35 AM MDT. Of the 134 images taken, 4 had meteors. This
image was the best of the group.
This image can be seen at the
SpaceWeather Meteor Photo Gallery at SpaceWeather.com.