Meteor caught over skies of Saskatchewan in stunning image
Published Monday, November 9, 2015 9:26PM EST
It may have been moving at 30 kilometres per second, but a Saskatchewan photographer still managed to catch it.
Bill Allen trained his camera lens on the sky near Weyburn, Sask., on Sunday night hoping to capture the magic of the annual Taurid meteor shower, which NASA said may be “more active than usual this year.”
“I saw it in the back of the camera and I knew I had an epic shot right there,” Allen told CTV Saskatoon.
“Everything just fell into place.”
Allen’s shot got more than 100 likes on Twitter after he posted it Sunday night, and others tweeted they saw the streak of light too.
The Taurid meteor shower is named after the constellation Taurus and is the result of Earth passing through a stream of debris left by the Comet Encke, which it does every year from September to November.
According to NASA, the best time to look up is after midnight, when Taurus is high in the sky.
University of Saskatchewan Astronomer Stan Shadick said that humans were never at risk from the meteor. It likely burned up almost immediately after entering the atmosphere.
With a report from CTV Saskatoon