The Australian research vessel "Investigator" was located off the coast of Tasmania.
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During a mapping mission of the ocean floor, off Tasmania, the Australian research vessel "Investigator" of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) had the chance to see a meteor pass in the sky .
The camera on the boat has kept a memory of this phenomenon observed on November 18, at 9:21 p.m. local time, reports
Watch this stunning footage of a meteor breakup captured by @ CSIRO's research vessel 'Investigator' off the southern coast of Tasmania.
The vision shows the extremely bright #meteor crossing the sky and then breaking up over the ocean.
Read more: https://t.co/mJSMOPNCjr pic.twitter.com/GLgQWskRma
- Australian Space Agency (@AusSpaceAgency) November 19, 2020
At the time, members of the ship's crew took advantage of this phenomenon, admiring the spectacle without thinking of immortalizing it.
Then, they realized that a camera installed on the boat was filming continuously and that it must therefore have captured this moment when the meteor crosses the sky before disintegrating.
" In the right place at the right time "
“Cameras are everywhere, in our pockets, in cities, but they need to be pointed at the right place at the right time.
The Investigator was in the right place at the right time, ”said Glen Nagle, who was on board the ship.
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