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Suspected meteor lights up night sky in Murmansk

Meteor Lights Up Night-Sky in Murmansk

A suspected meteorite explosion reportedly lit up the night sky over Murmansk, a city in northwestern Russia, on April 19th.


One motorist captured the spectacular scene that unfolded at about 2 a.m. with his dashcam. Though some are skeptical of the video, RT points out that multiple drivers also captured the bright burst in the sky. According to the YouTube post, people saw a "bright flash. Many eyewitnesses described it as a bright electrical discharge. However, no explosions were heard."

The Huffington Post notes that it's been a bit over a year since a meteor exploded over a Russian city and hurt over 1,000 people. RT reports that nobody was injured this time around, and emergency workers weren't even called about the event. Officials have yet to comment.

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