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Meteorite Slams into Atmosphere Above Chelyabinsk, Russia
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Feb 15, 2013
Meteorite Slams into Atmosphere Above Chelyabinsk, Russia

This animated GIF image shows the meteor that entered the atmosphere above Chelyabinsk, Russia this morning, February 15, 2013 around 9:20 am local time, 0320Z. The GIF consists of 8 separate images starting at 0300Z and proceeding in 15 minute increments until 0445Z, at which time the vapor trail blends into the reflected light of the morning sun. The images show the horizon taken at the farthest extent of the EUMETSAT METEOSAT-10 satellite's high resolution visible channel, near latitude 55 north, longitude 61 west.

 
Referral:European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
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Keywords:Meteor, Chelyabinsk, Russia, MET-10, 2013.02.15
 

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