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Meteorite Over Chelyabinsk, Russia Caught on a Dash Cam


very big meteor burned up over Chelyabinsk, a city in Russia just east of the Ural mountains, and about 1500 kilometers east of Moscow. The fireball was incredibly bright, rivaling the Sun! There was a pretty big sonic boom from the fireball, which set off car alarms and shattered windows.

Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog continues to update with videos and photos as more information is revealed (and corrected). In the incredibly clear video above, you can see the meteor as it was recorded on February 15, 2013 by a dashboard camera.

UPDATE: video link replaced.

From the archives: What is a meteor? And how do we study them?

Via Climate Adaptation.

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