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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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waltervlod April 21 2014 at 4:55 PM


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Tania April 21 2014 at 11:37 AM

Getting Dash-Cam stat!!

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YourFtr April 21 2014 at 2:26 PM

The one woman reporter always took two cases of whiskey with her to Moscow;
because the Moscow Police would Tow her car; even if it was parked legally.
The only way she could get it back was with 3 to 4 bottles of whiskey.

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quincy_maxwell April 21 2014 at 2:21 PM

Nothing like making a video longer than necessary.

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chrisw1208 April 21 2014 at 3:21 PM

What I find strange is, how many people do you know who just drive around filming ?

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klassikars chrisw1208 April 21 2014 at 3:34 PM

In Russia it is the law to have a dash cam.

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welcome Richard klassikars April 21 2014 at 5:35 PM

It's not law but protection from insurance fraud and false reporting of accidents

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alfredschrader April 21 2014 at 5:29 PM

I'm actually an expert in this. It's either a meteor or space junk. The fact that it "popped" on the way in suggests a rock. Somewhere in Murmansk there are some $100,000 each pieces of space rock.

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pikespeakrentals April 21 2014 at 8:12 PM

didnt we see this a year ago ????

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bob April 21 2014 at 8:18 PM


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humblesstar bob April 22 2014 at 2:31 AM

That was my first thought. Must be HAARP related. Could also really be a meteorite.

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thedon300z April 21 2014 at 3:02 PM

The earth is still growing in size even after 5.5 billion years. Meteorite hits is just more of the process that has gone on forever. The earth scoops up tons and tons of space rocks and dust every year. It is just that most of it is too small to see.

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Dennis thedon300z April 21 2014 at 6:28 PM

That's correct !! Where do you think all that dark stuff come from that's under your finger nails?

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dancerprnc Dennis April 21 2014 at 7:51 PM


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jdupont36 April 21 2014 at 6:40 PM

TIC(tongue in cheek)..............This is a message from ET........... to Putin, get out of Crimea and do not start any more trouble.
This is your 2nd warning in a year, next time a big ass asteroid

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