Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9

Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat

15 February 2013 03:15 and 03:30 UTC

Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9
Meteor over Russia seen by Meteosat-9

The meteor which exploded over the Urals of central Russia was seen by Meteosat-9, at the edge of the satellite view.

Last Updated

30 October 2020

Published on

15 February 2013

Hundreds of people were reportedly injured as the meteor's massive sonic boom caused widespread damage.

Figure 1: Meteosat-9 Channel 12, 15 Feb, 03:15-04:30 UTC

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Trail of meteor dust from the meteor was also seen in the infrared signal of Meteosat-7.

Figure 2: Meteosat-9 Channel 12, 15 Feb, 03:00-06:00 UTC

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