It’s amazing how technology has made some capabilities more accessible now when even two decades ago, such capabilities would have required a huge investment, if for personal use, or were only used by organizations.
Security cameras are one such technology.
Watch a spectacular meteor caught on security camera below.
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It used to be that you needed a complicated network of wires and cabling in order to have complete security coverage over a certain area. It’s something that banks or corporations would usually use primarily because it was too expensive for personal use except for millionaires who are conscious of their security.
Nowadays, a trip down Radio Shack can get you an almost complete security package wirelessly connected and with control literally at your fingertips through the use of apps.
And thanks to the same ubiquity of security cameras, it’s possible to catch some amazing though unexpected sights, such as a beautiful meteor shower.
Of course, meteor showers are predictable but that’s only if one bothers to look up the information on the Internet. Otherwise, it’s a hit-or-miss thing. But in this case, it was a beautiful hit as security footage reveals a clearly defined meteorite as it brilliantly traced the night sky as it sped through the Earth’s atmosphere.
In this case, it was one of the particles from the Swift-Tuttle comet. Around this time of the year, our planet intersects with the same path this comet takes and because of that, small particles, some as small as grains of sand, are more likely to get pulled by the planet’s gravity to burn up prettily in the sky in a phenomenon that we call a meteor shower.
The specific one caught on security camera must have a pretty big sample because it really lit up the night sky.
Our ancestors used to assign portents to these so-called “shooting stars.” For some, they were heralds of doom that appeared ahead of an unfortunate event. For others, it was an opportunity for a wish to be granted from the heavens.
We know better now but it still doesn’t take away from the majesty of seeing a celestial body flash through the heavens.