Shot by Justin Ng at 4:16 am an exploding Eta Aquarid meteor was captured streaking across the Indonesian skies of Mount Bromo.
The video shows a striking red meteor exploding into a fireball in the upper atmosphere. The meteor than vaporizes and leaves a red trail for what was over 10 minutes (lasting only a few seconds in the video timelapse).
Mount Bromo is an active volcano 2,329 meters high.
Below you can find Justin’s original description of the event, as well as the initial tweet:
Just returned from a successful astrophotography tour to Mount Bromo that sees participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and USA captured a Eta Aquarid meteor at around 4.16am, which left behind a red smoke trail that lasted several minutes before sunrise. The Small Magellanic Cloud is also visible just above the horizon on the left.
Eta Aquarid meteor piercing through cloud and left behind a red smoke trail that lasted for over 10mins. Taken in Mt. Bromo 8hrs ago. pic.twitter.com/WtFl9TGRbj
— Justin Ng (@justinngphoto) May 6, 2017
The initial explosion
The smoke trail lasted over 10 minutes