MOSCOW, April 21 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 (2214 GMT on Saturday).
Russia's TV Tsentr television said it was part of the annual
Lyrid meteor shower and disintegrated before it could hit the
(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Tom Heneghan)