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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 03:27 AM

Stunning meteor turns the sky emerald green as it burns up over India Toby Meyjes for Metro.co.ukFri


Toby Meyjes for Metro.co.uk Friday 27 Jan 2017 4:05 pm



A Brilliant Green Meteor Lights Up India’s ‘Sky Islands’
(Picture: Prasenjeet Yadav/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year)


A photographer has captured the moment a meteor burnt up over the sky in India in a stunning picture that was captured completely by accident.

Prasenjeet Yadav had set up his camera to take timelapse pictures of India’s sky island – mountain peaks that rise above the skyline in the south of the country – when he captured this instead.

The image has been entered in National Geographic’s prestigious nature photographer of the year for 2016.

The perfect shot was one of 999 he took that night and he was so surprised that at first he thought it was a fluke – only for its validity to be later confirmed by several astronomers.


Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/27/stunning-meteor-turns-the-sky-emerald-green-as-it-burns-up-over-india-6408425/#ixzz4X8KFZReq



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Reply Stunning meteor turns the sky emerald green as it burns up over India Toby Meyjes for Metro.co.ukFri (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2017 OP
Control-Z Jan 2017 #1
longship Jan 2017 #2
eppur_se_muova Jan 2017 #3
longship Jan 2017 #5
hunter Jan 2017 #4
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2017 #6
Gustavo.Woltmann Jan 2017 #7
Judi Lynn Jan 2017 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 04:36 AM

1. Just beautiful!

Thank you for posting!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 08:34 AM

2. Nice! What does green mean?

I think it means water in that meteoroid.

Nevertheless, that is a beautiful pic.
R&K

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 12:09 PM

3. Barium, copper and boron can turn a flame green.

Barium has often been used in high-altitude experiments to deliberately produce green "false auroras". Maybe this meteor was really human-created space debris.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 04:14 PM

5. During a 2005 Skeptics Guide to the Universe interview, physicist Bob Park related a story...

about a green meteor. He said that it was clearly a water meteor.

Park is quite the guy and is notable for his position against human space travel. This interview is the source of my info. But I agree that your scenario would produce green.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 01:32 PM

4. I saw a big green one like that once.

Of course I didn't have a camera in my hands.

This is an amazing photograph.

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Response to hunter (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 07:26 PM

6. Likewise- the one I saw broke in two/forked before it burnt out

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2017, 08:12 PM

7. Stunning

Wow, that's stunning view, do you have a video for that meteor ? I tried looking for it on youtube I couldn't find it...

Regards,
-Gustavo Woltmann

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Response to Gustavo.Woltmann (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 31, 2017, 12:32 AM

8. He may be the only one who caught it...

All the images I've found are all the same photo.

Interesting comment from the photographer:

Brilliant green meteor fireball photographed over Southern India


Indian Express News Service
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:47 UTC



While exploring the sky islands of the Western Ghats in 2015, molecular ecologist turned photographer Prasenjeet Yadav shot a rather rare photograph with a green meteor up in the sky and the twinkling lights of the town below. It earned him a plethora of awards, including National Geographic Nature Photographer of the year, 2016, and also an Honourable Mention in the Landscape Category by National Geographic. The photograph was shot on October 9, 2015, and Yadav was at the Nilgiri's near Ooty when he shot the green meteor. The town he is overlooking is Mettupalayam.

"This is probably the only composed photo of a green meteor. No photographer can plan this shot. This can happen for a fraction of second anywhere in the universe, and the fun part is, I was sleeping when my camera captured it. Everything else was hard work but for those 15 seconds, I was the luckiest photographer on the planet," says Yadav, who was working on a story on sky islands of Western Ghats when he shot this. Along with bird ecologist Dr Robin Vijayan, Yadav was working on a project to understand the role these mountains play in the formation of new species.

Born in Nagpur, Yadav went to Bangalore to pursue research at the National Center for Biological Science. In 2013, he moved to photography and began concentrating on environment and conservation stories. He is reportedly the only Indian to be represented by the National Geographic Creative. Although he has stepped away from the academic realm, Yadav considers himself a non-traditional scientist and often collaborates with researchers, policy makers and conservationists for his projects in the world of nature photography. Currently, he is working on a story on the sky islands of southern India for National Geographic and is documenting the unseen species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals found only in the south Western Ghats.

https://www.sott.net/article/340575-Brilliant-green-meteor-fireball-photographed-over-Southern-India

It would be great if someone comes forward with a video.

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