Caught a Shooting Star while Photographing the Milky Way

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I’m really scratching my head at this one. On the left part of the trail is what looks like a trail that a plane with blinking lights would leave behind, but the right part of the trail indeed looks like a meteor. [Though it doesn’t taper to a fine point](http://i.imgur.com/YWFBA.jpg) like [meteors tend to in photographs](http://i.imgur.com/2sjx7.jpg); it stops abruptly, which is possible if the exposure ended while the meteor was still visible, though fairly unlikely.

I wonder if it’s possible that this simply is a plane that half-way through the exposure was in the correct position to reflect a bright light source, e.g. the sun or moon.

There’s a much fainter streak just to the right of that, however, that’s oriented more vertically: I do believe that is genuinely a meteor!

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