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Chelyabinsk meteorite trail in the sky

Chelyabinsk meteorite trail in the sky

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Marat Ametvaleev

Chelyabinsk meteorite trail in the sky
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. This turned out to be the explosion of what would later be dubbed the Chelyabinsk meteor in Earth's atmosphere overhead. This panorama captures the smoke trail left in the sky in the meteor's wake.

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Original image data dated on or about February 15, 2013

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