Possible Re-entry And Disintegration Of Super Strypi Rocket
Taken by Paul Nelson on November 4, 2015 @ Marquette, Michigan, USA
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 6D
Exposure Time: 20/1
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ISO: 2500
Date Taken: 2015:11:04 09:52:16
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I was sitting on a bench watching the Aurora show while my cameras were set up behind me to photograph the Aurora with me in the image when I saw a bright light overhead and when I looked there were between 10 and 20 objects of some type flying slowly across the sky from West to East and burning up upon entering the atmosphere. It was one of the strangest things Ive ever witnessed. Fortunately one of my cameras captured it.
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Wow--great shot! Dont you love it when something unexpected happens in front of your camera, and it takes care to do so in an aesthetically-wonderful manner? :-)
Posted by tjerome 2015-11-04 09:45:32
Thank you tjerome; I do! I found out that it was actually the NFIRE satellite payload that re-entered the atmosphere a couple minutes before I captured this with a predicted path that took it right over the bench I was sitting on this morning.
Posted by Yooper906 2015-11-04 18:58:38
I live in Trenary. I went out that night, hoping to see some Taurid fireballs. But it was too foggy. Couldnt see a thing.

Awesome photo!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Love the name you picked for your photo business. :)
Posted by Yooper007 2015-11-05 18:22:43
Very good insight wish I have seen it, but I have seen many things in the sky in my life.
Posted by jesse285 2015-11-05 23:34:42
Paul - This is incredible! Any chance I could get your permission to show this on TV? I work at KOTA in Rapid City and my audience would love this! I cant use it unless you say OK. heymike@kotatv.com
Posted by heymike 2015-11-06 07:43:48
69 thumbs up
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