Rare Exploding Meteor Shot Goes Viral

Scott Rinckenberger meteor photo goes viral

After a few trials to dial in light levels, Scott put a 10-second timer on a 30-second exposure to capture a night sky campground shot in Joshua Tree, California, and jumped down off his truck to get in the frame. The odds an exploding meteor would perfectly enter the photograph in the upper corner are infinitely small, so when that exact thing happened the media, unsurprisingly, got as fired up as Scott did. The image and Scott’s story were featured by The New York Daily News, The Daily Telegraph in London, Gizmodo, Petapixel, Slate.com, and Southern California Public Radio.