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Comment from Mike….
A meteor exploded in the atmosphere over Payson Arizonaz around 4am on June 2 2016. Estimated size is 10 meter around, a small one. I was just getting out of bed at the time. I couldn’t tell you if I saw or heard anything. But, at 4:55am As I was going outside to get in the truck , for work, I saw the still quite visible smoke trails as the suns rays reflected off of them. This image is of what was visible over Phoenix before sunrise. Estimations had the meteor exploding around 57 miles up. So the trails, are about the same I would think. And like noctilucent clouds..meteor dust originated..Here I thought most recently and jealously with envy,,I’d never see noctilucent clouds due to being so far south. Maybe I was wrong. Any way, I have a few more shots if any folks are interested.
Marvellous capture, Mike, and thanks much indeed for sharing this very rare event with us.
Thanks for your thoughts gentlemen. A few additional notes/ corrections; It has been downsized to a asteroid, estimated at 3 meters around with some of it still showing up on the radar down to 22 miles up before totally vanishing. I originally thought it was smoke trails from a rocket launch. Found out what it actually was when I got home from work. Apparently sonic booms and ground shaking occurred in Payson.
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Highway to Hell?
Talk about energy! This mighty cloud has it packed in big time!
Love this one!
Lauren, you have done full justice to my absolute favourite cloud – the undisputed cloud “King”! The “King” depicted here is akin to my favourite instrument, the mighty organ, the king of all instruments.
A very nice shot, Lynn.
It reminds me much of the famous (infamous?!?) “Crop Circles” that several years ago were so apparent in county Wiltshire.
PS. Glad to see you were not abducted and still here with us to share this photo with us, thanks be!
A glimpse of heaven and another world. Love this shot much!
Good shot, Paul!
Amazing – well caught!
A very good shot of lightning in what looks like a small localised storm system.
Thank you Adolfo, Maxine and Michael.
I like this simple picture
This is so typical of our “famous” summer here in the UK! You have my sympathies! That said, we have had some really hot and humid days here with the mercury barrelling upwards in the thermometer. We have had some huge storms brought about by the high temperatures and rain clouds moving in – recipe for storms.