Daylight Meteor over Russia

Russia seems to get more than its fair share of fireballs, and this time a daytime meteor was picked up on multiple dashcams on 6th April over the city of Krasnoyarsk in the southeastern part of the country.

The meteor is believed to be asteroidal in origin and about 1-2 m in diameter. NASA estimated a velocity of 40m/s.

A video compilation is available on Youtube here

Russia does in fact get a lot of meteor detections. This is simply because of its land-area. Seventy percent of the world is water and so many meteors go unnoticed, falling far out at sea. Of those that do pass over land, many pass over uninhabited areas such as the arctic and antarctic. Russia however is the largest country in the world by area, and so its statistically more likely to be the “target” of observed events.

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