Sunday, May 31, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Green fireball lights up the sky over Russia


Posted on Friday, 30 November, 2018 | Comment icon 10 comments

The fireball was seen for miles around. Image Credit: YouTube / Best Sky / VK
The spectacular phenomenon was captured on film over the Russian city of Novosibirsk in Western Siberia.
The fireball, which was seen by dozens of witnesses on Tuesday morning, generated discussion and speculation on social media as users attempted to determine what it could have been.

Multiple videos started to appear shortly afterwards both on YouTube and on Russian site Vkontakte.

While there have been suggestions that the fireball was some sort of weapons test, it is most likely to have been a bolide - a type of extremely bright meteor that explodes in the planet's atmosphere.

Such objects are relatively common, however most are simply never witnessed.

In this case, the spectacle just happened to appear on a clear morning near a populated area.


Source: Russia Today | Comments (10)


Tags: Siberia, Russia, Fireball


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by seanjo on 30 November, 2018, 17:49
Meteor.
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword on 30 November, 2018, 18:29
Definitely our space brothers here to save us from ourselves.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Gecks on 30 November, 2018, 20:01
Is it just me or does Russia seem to have a knack for attracting meteors?
Comment icon #4 Posted by jules99 on 30 November, 2018, 21:19
Hi; Dash cams seem very popular in russia...which would account for extra film footage of meteors..
Comment icon #5 Posted by NCC1701 on 1 December, 2018, 10:48
I saw more bright green meteors the last two months then ever before. Earth must be going through some trail of asteroid debris.
Comment icon #6 Posted by qxcontinuum on 2 December, 2018, 5:23
Dash cams are not just popular but are required by insurance companies. A good reason many celestial events are caught by cameras.
Comment icon #7 Posted by fred_mc on 2 December, 2018, 6:53
Yes, and I guess it also helps that Russia is the biggest country on Earth, and the bigger a country is the more likely it is that a random meteor coming towards Earth will come to that country.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Jon the frog on 4 December, 2018, 13:40
A copper rich meteor ?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 4 December, 2018, 21:15
More likely nickel: Source: The American Meteor Society
Comment icon #10 Posted by Jon the frog on 5 December, 2018, 2:16
Thx didn't know that nickel was burning green too, like copper. It's why I use ''?'' because normally you don't have a lot of copper in it... was thinking that nickel was burning silver-white because it does in flame test...


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6714513
279930
185226

 
Killer asteroid struck at 'worst possible angle'
5-31-2020
The destructiveness of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs wasn't just down to its large size.
Live: SpaceX Crew Dragon launch 2nd attempt
5-30-2020
Join the livestream as Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken launch from US soil aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon.
World's oldest bug discovered in Scotland
5-30-2020
Scientists from Texas have identified the tiny fossil of a millipede that lived more than 425 million years ago.
Proxima b is more Earth-like than we thought
5-30-2020
The closest known extrasolar planet may also be one of the most Earth-like worlds ever discovered.
Stories & Experiences
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 
Glowing red eyes
5-9-2020 | Fields, Louisiana
 
Two creature sightings
5-1-2020 | Augusta and Louisana
 
 
My haunted home
5-1-2020 | Rainham, Essex, UK
 
In over my head
3-3-2020 | CA
 
Stranger at night
3-3-2020 | Merritt Island, FL, U.S.
 
The babysitter
2-8-2020 | ON
 
Mystery brain surgery and JFK
2-7-2020 | Toronto Ontario Canada
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 0 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
Adam Savage and Spot
Posted 2-14-2020 | 4 comments
Adam Savage tests out Boston Dynamics' impressive Spot robot.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ