In the lower left you can see the tailend of a fireball. This one was very bright and colorful, unfortunately it was just out of the frame. A second smaller meteor followed just behind it. The brightest star near the center is Vega in the constellation Lyra. "The Lyrid meteor shower consists of remnants of Comet C/1861 G1 (Thatcher). The orbit of this comet appears to lie in the constellation Lyra, close to the border of Hercules; hence these meteors are called the Lyrids." - PrimitiveJim.com Photography & Fine Art by Jim Hall