The residents of Russia’s Amur region woke up Sunday morning to notice an unusual celestial phenomenon – a shining object flying through the sky, leaving a white trail that some social media users compared to the Nike logo.
“[The trace of the
alleged meteorite] looked like a trace of the plane, only bigger
and much brighter,” an eyewitness from the city of Belogorsk
in the Amur region in Russia’s Far East told the local Amur.info
website. The swoosh was seen near one of the military units in
The object then exploded but the thunderclap-like sound was heard
only eight minutes later, people said.
“The clap was loud… the trace of explosion was seen in the
sky for at least two hours," one person said. "It was an
absolutely white trail.”
However, the object didn’t cause any destruction, and even window
framed didn’t rattle, witnesses said. They claimed the object was
a meteorite, though local authorities haven’t confirmed it yet.
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The object was also spotted from the city of Blagoveshchensk in
the Amur Region, which is 115 kilometers from Belogorsk.