It Was Pitch-Black Dark. Seconds Later, a Fireball Lit Up the Russian Sky.

Dash-camera footage from the Russian city of Murmansk shows a meteor burn up in the atmosphere, lighting up the previously pitch black Russian sky.

According to a local media report, there was no sound from Saturday’s fireball. That stands in stark contrast to last year’s Siberian meteor that injured hundreds.

“Visually, it’s a bright one, but not unusually bright,” NBC News space analyst James Oberg said.

Others commenting on YouTube appeared to disagree.

“I can’t believe a burning rock can produce so much light,” wrote one individual. “For a fraction of a second, it was practically day time.”

“It is wonderful to see how it lights up the night sky,” echoed another.

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