Bright fireball over the Urals, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over the Urals, Russia at 22:13 UTC on January 29, 2020 (03:13 LT, January 30).

Photographer Ilya Jankowsky captured it from the town of Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast.

According to RT, the object was also seen from Omsk [690 km (430 miles) SSE of Irbit], Chelyabinsk [290 km (180 miles) SSW], Kurgan Oblast [275 km (170 miles) SSE], and Tyumen Oblast [240 km (150 miles) SSE].

Featured image: Meteor by Henner Zeller (Flickr)


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