US musician Amber Coffman captured a glowing meteorite shooting across the night sky and shared the video on Twitter.
“Guys, we just saw one of the craziest things we have ever seen in our lives and I managed to capture some of it,” Coffman wrote.
Guys, we just saw one of the craziest things we have ever seen in our lives and I managed to capture some of it. A meteor for the ages! pic.twitter.com/kPIchIPREV— Amber Coffman (@Amber_Coffman) July 29, 2020
The spectacular video has left stargazers blown away. The video went viral on social media and has over 3.1 million views.
Also, scientist Dr James O’Donoghue explained how it was possible to shoot such a high-speed event with a basic camera.
Very quick reactions and camera work by @Amber_Coffman on this. Meteors enter our atmosphere at around 10 – 75 kilometers per SECOND… I’d guess this meteor had slowed to under a few km/sec by the time it was recorded of course, as our atmosphere provides serious friction! https://t.co/iWLunFYsDp— Dr James O’Donoghue (@physicsJ) July 29, 2020
The video was shot at Taos in New Mexico, and when asked how she felt, Amber said: “Absolutely stunned amazement! Elation! I feel high.”