In this short video, recorded on a car’s dash camera, a bright object can be seen streaking across the Russian city of Murmansk before breaking into pieces and disappearing. Witnesses in Russia’s northern Murmansk region say that, unlike the previous meteor, there was no audible explosion when the bright object appeared at roughly 2.10pm local time. Continue reading for the video and more information.
The Daily Mail reports, “Earlier this year Russia included fragment of the meteor in medals which they handed out at the Sochi winter Olympics to mark the anniversary of the rock falling to Earth. A meteor occurs when an object from space, usually rock, gets dragged into the Earth’s atmosphere by gravity, burning up as it encounters friction.”