WATCH: Meteor lights up the night sky

Video shows a meteor lighting up the night sky in Russia. (YouTube screengrab)

Video shows a meteor lighting up the night sky in Russia. (YouTube screengrab)

Reuters

, Last Updated: 11:46 AM ET

MOSCOW - Russians with smartphones and dashboard cameras captured footage of a meteor that flashed across the night sky near the Arctic Circle over the weekend.

There were no reports of damage but the ball of fire raised eyebrows after a meteorite crashed to Earth near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2013, shattering windows, damaging buildings and injuring more than 1,200 people.

Footage from a dashboard camera in a car on a snow-lined road in the Murmansk region, north of the Arctic Circle, showed a bright ball streaking diagonally toward Earth, pulsating twice and disappearing behind a building.

The time was 2:14 a.m. on Sunday.

Russia's TV Tsentr television said it was part of the annual Lyrid meteor shower and disintegrated before it could hit the ground.


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