Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver’s seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say “wow” in Russian?
The meteor blasted over Murmansk, a city in the very northwest part of Russia. Check out this video, and a different view here, from a YouTube account called, oddly enough, “Meteorite and Murmansk.” I guess it’s a whole thing.
Russians install dashcams in their cars for a variety of reasons, most of them corruption or extortion related. Thankfully, they also happen to catch awesome astronomical phenomena in the process. Bless you and your crazy dashcams, Russia. [H/T Philip Bump]