Satellite captures exact moment Russian meteor enters Earth

Last Friday, the international press woke up to the news of a meteor that left about 500 injured when it hit Russian soil. At the time, many were astounded by the star's video recordings cutting across the sky in Russia, and there was widespread doubt about why Russian citizens put cameras in their cars. Now a new thing comes to the internet: meteor images captured from space.

The European satellite METEOSTAT-10, responsible for monitoring the weather, captured in its images the exact moment when the meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere. In the photo you can see even the vapor trail he leaves behind.

Image Source: Playback / NOAAE If you liked the image, you might appreciate the animated GIF above, which was created by the NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab. The animation was performed by joining eight images captured separately by the weather satellite.