PIA16829: Fireball Flash over Russia
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
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This image shows the flash above Chelyabinsk, Russia, from the fireball streaking through the sky on Feb. 15, 2013. The small asteroid was approximately 56 to 66 feet (17 to 20 meters) in diameter. The picture was taken by a local, M. Ahmetvaleev.

Image Credit:
Copyright M. Ahmetvaleev

Image Addition Date:
2013-02-16