Doorbell cameras capture a giant meteor shooting across the sky in Alaska

Dec 26, 2022

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Doorbell cameras capture a giant meteor shooting across the sky in Alaska

Dec 26, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Last Wednesday, early in the morning, doorbell cameras in Anchorage, Alaska captured more than just the quiet streets of the sleeping town. They caught a giant meteor zooming across the sky, a sight we definitely don’t see every day. It was so bright that it lit up the whole sky for a few seconds, before burning out and seemingly disappearing behind the trees. 

It was around 5:45 a.m. local time, so few Anchorage residents were awake. But those who were already up were lucky enough to witness the celestial fireworks and of course, the sight amazed them. Jennifer Smith witnessed the meteor from her deck when she let her dogs out. “I let the dogs out the back, and it was pitch dark, and I stepped out onto the deck,” she told KUAC, “and all of a sudden, a huge neon-green ball was dropping southwest straight down. Looked like a hundred yards from my house.” 

Another resident, Joe Waggoner, witnessed the incredible sight with a bit of a delay. He got up around 5:30 a.m. and checked his social media accounts shortly after, there were already several posts from Alaskans who also had seen the meteor. Thanks to the timestamps on their videos, he figured that there must be something on his cameras… And indeed, there was. It shows the meteor from a different angle – and it looks absolutely jaw-dropping! 

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This meteor is likely a part of the Ursid meteor shower. Today is your last chance to observe it, so bring your camera and find a dark spot. You’re not so likely to see such massive “fireworks” like this one in Anchorage, but hey – you can still make a few wishes upon the shooting stars and of course, take some nice photos. 

[via Digital Trends] 

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2 responses to “Doorbell cameras capture a giant meteor shooting across the sky in Alaska”

  1. Jade Lederman Avatar
    Jade Lederman

    I saw one once. It was so close, I heard it sizzling. Absolutely the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.

  2. Ben Fletcher Avatar
    Ben Fletcher

    Could have been Santa.