Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteorite Caught on Russian Dashcam

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian?*

Here's another view of the meteorite that blasted over Murmansk, a city in the very northwest part of Russia. Both of these videos come from a YouTube account called, oddly enough, "Meteorite and Murmansk." I guess it's a whole thing.

Russians install dashcams in their cars for a variety of reasons, most of them corruption or extortion related. Thankfully, they also happen to catch awesome astronomical phenomena in the process. Bless you and your crazy dashcams, Russia. [H/T Philip Bump]

* I have it on good authority that Russian for "wow" is "wow" but spoken in a Russian accent