12 Jun2010

Meteor Hits Cebu…

by Marketman


Marketman happened to be 500 feet above sea level on a mountain side in Cebu one evening, with camera at the ready, when this small meteor crashed into the reclamation area! How amazing is that? Too amazing, I am kidding, of course. But actually, I think it is incredibly cool that a Cebuano, Christopher Go, actually caught a serious flash of light on Jupiter on live video two Thursdays ago, here. Go to the link and watch the short video, it is way cool. The huge flash of light in the photo above was taken several weeks ago when the City of Cebu was trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most number of firecrackers/rockets going off simultaneously. It lasted all of about 30 seconds and I managed to capture this photo from maybe 6-7 kilometers away! Not sure if they beat the current record, however.


An hour or two later, there was a pretty massive fireworks display at the reclamation area and from our vantage point halfway up the mountains, we captured the following photos. My camera was set to a long exposure and I took all of these standing up and holding my breath… no tripod handy. But I kind of like the shakey, bright and colorful photos that resulted…


The teen finished her first year of high school (9th grade) this June so we have reason to celebrate and let off some fireworks… :) We are now preparing to head off on our summer holiday, but I have left posts to keep you all amused. Enjoy the fireworks photos, below…











  1. Connie C says:

    Great pictures! Have a safe and fun holiday.

    Jun 12, 2010 | 7:11 am


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  3. kittel says:

    Enjoy your holiday!

    Jun 12, 2010 | 7:25 am

  4. Betchay says:

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

    Jun 12, 2010 | 7:52 am

  5. sonia ner says:

    thanks lots and lots and lots for the wonderful photos! what magical moments you have captured!

    i must thank you for all the interesting and welcome excursions into non- food topics. food of course remains a special interest, but learning new things shared with such candidness and writing savvy ae so refreshing.

    thanks mm!

    Jun 12, 2010 | 10:53 am

  6. millet says:

    have a fabulous vacation, Mr. & Mrs. MM.

    nice fireworks…we Davaoenos haven’t seen fireworks here in many, many years skince the fireworks/firecrackers ban took effect.

    Jun 12, 2010 | 7:42 pm

  7. Pilar says:

    ohhhh…very nice. I love fireworks! Reminds me of my days in Hong Kong when we celebrate the 3rd day after Chinese New Year. It’s done in the harbor though.

    Jun 12, 2010 | 8:38 pm

  8. Nomadic Pinoy says:

    These are unique, unusual shots of fireworks. A great prelude to your trip. Your wife will certainly be using her French to your advantage haggling at the souks in Marrakech.

    Jun 13, 2010 | 7:32 pm

  9. hoz says:

    Go is a Jupiter specialist. I corresponded with him a couple years ago when he discovered the “Red Spot Jr”. He said on most clear nights he can be found staring at the Giant.

    Jun 14, 2010 | 6:25 pm

  10. Marketfan says:

    squiggles in the sky

    Jun 16, 2010 | 10:12 pm

  11. Howitzer says:

    Remind me of the pyrotechnic competition in Manila 2 years back.

    Jun 18, 2010 | 10:39 am


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