Meteor reflection Tony Rowell from Bishop, California This photographer caught a meteor in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen, and also caught its reflection in the water below. You can see the relatively large W asterism of Cassiopeia just to the left of the meteor’s streak in the sky. (Nikon D800E DSLR mounted on a Gitzo G1228 tripod, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 lens set at f/4, ISO 3200, taken January 6, 2014, at 5:25 a.m. PST, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California)
These colorful speckles make up a thin section of a meteorite that fell to Earth. Meteorites are fragments of an asteroid that have survived the fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere and have landed on the surface of the planet.
Fogbow & Many Supernumeraries Sighted by Jean-François Begue on La Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.