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Meteor filmed exploding in atmosphere

Wes Eisenhauer's video shows the meteor exploding into a blue ring.

By
Ben Hooper

CUSTER, S.D., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A time-lapse video taken of the night sky over South Dakota shows a meteor exploding on impact with the earth's atmosphere.

The video, taken by photographer Wes Eisenhauer on Oct. 16 outside the city of Custer, shows the meteor impacting the atmosphere at an estimated 180,000 mph and exploding into a circle of light.

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The video was posted Saturday to sharing site Vimeo and has since been viewed more than 600,000 times.

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