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People in the Republic of Khakassia in southwest Siberia (Russia) witnessed a large fireball exploding in the sky on Tuesday, which briefly made the evening as bright as the day. Some even managed to catch the event on camera. “At first, I couldn’t understand what’s going on.
There was a sudden luminescence. It wasn’t as light as day, but still quite bright,” witness Olga Sagalakova told Russia Today. “We looked at the mountain near us… and there was huge meteor flying above it. It had a tail. Frankly, I was scared. I thought that it was a bomb,” she said.
“[The meteor] was several times smaller than the one over Chelyabinsk, but its fragments may be found,” commented Viktor Grokhovsky, professor at the Ural Federal University. “Determining where they landed would require accurate calculation of its path. This may take a day or so.”
"It was probably no more than 10 to 15 meters in diameter, and was made of stone not iron," Natan Eysmont from the Russian Space Research Institute told TASS news agency. "Such meteors, unless they enter the atmosphere at a very sharp angle, are not dangerous."
originally posted by: cynicalheathen
Russia needs to remove the large meteorite magnet they installed in Siberia...
originally posted by: djz3ro
a reply to: HeywoodFloyd
On the dashcam vid it looks like the sky is lighting up ahead of the meteor, is that normal?
originally posted by: network dude
I thought RT was a fake news site?
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
Does every driver have dash cam over there????