A meteor lit up the Russian sky over Siberia, on December 6, 2016. It’s a good thing that dashcams are so prevalent in Russia. The meteor event was captured on various dashcams.
This dashcam footage from Sayanogorsk, in the Republic of Khakassiya, recorded a meteor completely lighting up the sky on Tuesday. The dashcam footage shows a bright flash and a fireball streaking across the sky.
The Russian meteor is believed to have broken up. However, local authorities say fragments of the meteor could possibly be found in the nearby Babik Valley. One eyewitness say that he heard a loud explosion about 30 seconds after the flash.
The population of eastern Siberia is 40,000,000 people (forty million people). If the meteor over Russia had’ve been bigger or made a touchdown, like the Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013, a lot of people could have been hurt. It seems that meteors really like to make their way to Russia! The largest piece of the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor weighed half a tonne!
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Rescue Services say they have received more than 400 phone calls from eyewitnesses. The Emergencies Ministry says that there has been no significant damage to infrastructure. The people of Sayanogorsk were really worried, because there are several hydro plants in the area.
What is the difference between a meteor and a Meteorite?
A meteor is an object that has entered the earth’s atmosphere from space. Once an object has actually impacted with the earth, it is then called a meteorite. So, it is not possible to see a meteorite in the sky. If an object is still in the sky it is a meteor. If you’re looking at an abject embedded into the ground, then you’re looking at a meteorite. The object over Russia on Tuesday was a “METEOR”, because there’s no reports of it hitting the ground.