Meteor Over Cambridge, MA ~8:29 pm EST 29JAN2011
Photo taken by Brad Kelly 29JAN2011
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Photo and Text by Brad Kelly (c) 2011
by Jim Gamble, El Paso AllSky
The photograph appears to be authentic/original. Of particular interest regarding authenticity is the fact that three distinct cloud levels are obvious. The cirroform upper deck is at 15-20K ft, the altocumulus is at 6500 to 15K ft. mid level, and scattered stratocumulus lower clouds are below 6500 ft. The meteor appears to become obscured by the lower deck during ablated flight and does not reappear so termination is not visible.
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