A meteor exploded over Russia last night. It’s still too early to be sure of what happened, but it appears that the meteor split and exploded while very high up. I’m sure scientists are rushing to find any pieces that fell to the ground so they can figure out what type it was and where it came from. This is probably unrelated to the asteroid that is passing by today because they were moving in different directions. Quite the cosmic coincidence! Here are some amazing videos of the event.
From the dashboard camera in someone’s car:
Here, someone started videoing the smoke trail and caught the sonic boom at about 25 seconds into the video. It was loud enough to break windows and set off car alarms.
In these, the sonic boom is right at the beginning. In the second video you can hear glass breaking.