These Meteorites Were Caught on Film as They Blazed to Earth

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There's something undeniably awesome about a blazing rock entering our atmosphere from space. Especially when you can watch it over and over again, because some lucky (or unlucky) person caught it on video.

Alberta and Saskatchewan, November 20, 2008

Cuzco, Peru, August 2011

A skydiver almost struck by a meteorite, the first meteorite filmed in the air after its light goes out, Norway, 2012

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A fireball spotted above North Texas, on 7 December 2012

The Geminid Meteor Shower, December 2012


The Chelyabinsk meteor, entered atmosphere over Russia on 15 February, 2013. Its explosion injured nearly 1,500 people due to the shock wave and broken glass.

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A meteorite filmed by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police petrol car on a highway, Alberta, Canada, September 21, 2013

Ukraine, November 21, 2013

Murmansk, Russia, April 19, 2014

A compilation of meteorite footages from around the world