I was very fortunate to get this photograph. I had just set up to commence a series of time-lapse images of the sky. Seconds after beginning the first exposure, this meteor flashed directly across the field of view, flaring up brilliantly twice as it went along. I also later noticed the faint red auroral streak, so faint it was invisible to the naked eye.

I shot this with a fisheye lens kindly given to me by a good friend of mine. Also visible are the constellations Taurus, Auriga, and Perseus, plus the planet Jupiter glaring in the upper right. The sky's nasty yellowish color results from local light pollution.

Image copyright by Joe Bergeron.