Cuillin Fireball


Marcus McAdam

Isle of Skye

Canon 5D II, 24mm TS-E f3.5 L II, EQ6 mount.

This fireball streaked across the sky in the middle of a timelapse sequence I was shooting. The exposure was 25 seconds but the fireball lasted less than a second. The following frames in the sequence show the vapour trail being blown by the wind. As this moved at the same rate as the clouds, I assume the altitude of the meteor when it burnt up was only 2-3kms.