An exeptionally bright meteorite was filmed in the Onezhsky district in Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region, an employee of the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory told RIA Novosti on Monday. “It was a bolide, which is known as a very bright meteor,” the observatory’s employee said. Such a falling bolide is quite a rare occurrence.
“Usually, bright bolides, namely, large stones, are sporadic, unpredictable objects. Such bright [meteorites] aren’t seen often, it’s a pretty rare occurrence,”
Russian astronomer Valery Surdin said. According to Russian media, the meteor burned up in the atmosphere at an altitude of about 50 kilometers above the earth’s surface.
No damage or victims have been reported. Watch the footage below:
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