Video of Meteorite Exploding Over Russia Earlier Today

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A meteor exploded over Russia’s central Ural Mountains earlier today, February 15, 2013.  A large fireball can be seen blazing across the sky with a brilliant flash of light and a sonic boom.

According to Reuter’s

“People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 1,500 km (950 miles) east of Moscow.”

“A fireball blazed across the horizon, leaving a long white trail in its wake which could be seen as far as 200 km (125 miles) away in Yekaterinburg. Car alarms went off, windows shattered and mobile phone networks were interrupted.”

You can see a large streak and fireball sailing over the sky in the video posted by BBC Europe

Update: Here are some photos this historic event

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