Residents of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk have witnessed what is already the third meteor in the last four months, without causing any damage or threat to life, as confirmed by local authorities.
The local newspaper The Siberian Times collects the recordings made by cameras located in some cars, which captured the passage of an orange fireball with a shiny tail. Witnesses also describe a noise “similar to an airplane”.
This phenomenon was recorded last Saturday, April 6, at 6.46 p.m., according to the videos of the witnesses. “I panicked when I heard it, it looked like a fire plane. I was very frightened of the noise and the brightness it formed,” one woman told the media. As you can see from the images, it was a fireball or meteor that explodes in the air before it hits the surface. According to experts, the high-pressure air that hits the space rock in its free fall to Earth causes it to crack, increasing internal pressure and causing an explosion in pieces.
Last March 15, NASA recorded a similar phenomenon in the same area of Siberia. Also on December 18, 2018, a rock 10 meters in diameter traveled through the atmosphere at a speed of 32 kilometers per second and hit the Bering Sea.