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Meteorite explosion in the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Meteorite explosion in the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia Marat Ametvaleev was photographing the frosted landscape around his home near Chelyabinsk, Russia, the morning of February 15, 2013, when he saw a bright flash in his peripheral vision and turned his camera to investigate. The flash grew brighter until the entire landscape was "bathed in bright light" when he captured this photo at 9:20:33 AM local time. This turned out to be the explosion of what would later be dubbed the Chelyabinsk meteor in Earth's atmosphere overhead.

Marat Ametvaleev

Original image data dated on or about February 15, 2013.

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