Fireball Explodes Over Russia… Again

Why does Russia seem to get so many bright meteors? Well, at 6.6 million square miles it’s by far the largest country in the world plus, with dashboard-mounted cameras being so commonplace (partly to help combat insurance fraud) mathematically it just makes sense that Russians would end up seeing more meteors, and then be able to share the experience!

A bolide detonated over Murmansk, Russia on April 19, 2014

A bolide explodes over Murmansk, Russia on April 19, 2014 (Credit: Alexandr Nesterov)

This is exactly what happened early this morning, April 19 (local time), when a bright fireball flashed in the skies over Murmansk in the Kola Peninsula, located in northwest Russia near the border of Finland. Luckily not nearly as large or powerful as the Chelyabinsk meteor event from February 2013, no sound or air blast from this fireball has been reported, and details on the object aren’t yet known (could be a meteor, could be space debris). The video above, captured in part by Alexandr Nesterov from a dashcam, shows the object lighting up the early morning sky. Check it out, and follow me on Twitter for more details as they are released. Heads up!

Source: RT.com

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About JPMajor

Desktop astronomer, graphic designer and space news nut.

Posted on April 19, 2014, in Comets and Asteroids, News and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Spherical Chickens in a Vacuum and commented:
    Just… wow…

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  2. “Great balls of fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis ohhhh yeaaaahhhhhh ;-)
    Jeff Barani from Vence (French Riviera)

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  3. Hey Jason why my messages with a new e-mail address are in waiting ??
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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