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Streaking down towards Stonehenge across the path of all the other stars in the sky, this shooting star is hurtling to Earth at 135,000 miles per hour – 100 times the speed of Concorde.

The smaller, diagonal lines on the photo are normal stars, with the long-exposure photography tracing their movement in the sky as Earth revolves.

The longer, almost vertical streak of light is the shooting star, which stems from grains of dust left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle as it sweeps through space.

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain.  More personal photos will be uploaded later this week.

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