(CINCINNATI) — Steve Hart captured the moment a meteor zoomed across the night sky, getting bigger and brighter as it moves toward the horizon.
Hart, who lives in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, said he was astounded when he saw the footage his camera captured Thursday night.
“This camera records movement and stores it up to 6 days, and when I saw this, I pulled it off of the DVR and saved it to my computer,” he wrote to ABC News affiliate WCPO-TV. “I wish I would have been outside to see it!”
It’s been a big week for sky gazers, who were treated to the annual Leonids meteor shower, which reached its peak Wednesday night.
With an estimated 15 meteors per hour streaking across the night sky, this year’s show was quieter than previous years.
The annual Leonids meteor shower happens when Earth passes through the debris left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which takes 33 years to orbit the sun. When the comet is at its closest, the Leonids can be astounding, with anywhere from hundreds to thousands of meteors blitzing across the sky.
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