Mr Song just happened to get extremely lucky when he photographed it over Mount Merapi.
Speaking to CNN Indonesia, he said his camera’s shutter speed was set to four seconds, which explains why he managed to capture the shooting star – long shutter speeds cause moving objects to streak.
When meteors crash into the atmosphere they disintegrate and can leave behind colourful streaks of light – shooting stars.
In this case, LAPAN said there were two active meteor showers at the time the photo was taken.
A translated statement posted on the agency’s website reads: “The flash of light that is visually not too big and coupled with the absence of an explosion, it is estimated that the meteor that falls is not too large, at least the size of a pebble and may burn up in the atmosphere.”