Russia hasn’t only mysterious sinkholes forming in permafrost.
Sometimes unexplained and mysterious explosion lights up the sky as shown on these creepy Youtube videos.
So what created this mysterious light in the sky over the Sverdlovsk Region in Russia on November 14, 2014?
This just looks like a particularly bright fireball meteor. It’s most probably hydrogen and oxygen burning in the air as the charged meteorite moved through the atmosphere. These are actually not as rare as you would think – NASA has a network in the USA to look for them – and it has already reported 63 fireballs today.
But wait a minute, this new video of the same event is very very strange and makes me think maybe it wasn’t a meteorite?
Specifically, if I had to bet, this sky event occurred during the Leonid meteor shower which peaks today. The Leonids are a strange beast of a shower whereby some years you get storms that produce thousands of meteors due to particularly dense debris, some years are years were nothing happens out of the ordinary.
This year was supposed to be one of the ordinary years (~10/hour from that – you get one meteor a minute just from normal debris) but that doesn’t mean you can have larger chunks as part of that 10/hour.