Here in the UK, Sky News seemed to have this as a prominent news report. BBC News merely mentioned this event in passing, seeing the ongoing horse-burger fiasco and some minor celebrity's child sex offences as more important stories, which bolsters my impression that their editorial process involves substantial input from Twitter trending topics. I really ought to give up on News 24, it's becoming a pointless exercise.
But Russia Today comes up trumps with some fantastic footage, much of which is due to in car video recording. And on this story I don't need to engage my Kremlin propaganda filter.
There are other cool shots not on that video from buildings' CCTV showing the shadows moving round as the meteorite moves over head. I'll post them if RT puts them online.
For awe-of-nature junkies like me this is a really exciting story. Especially as there is no massive loss of life to temper the excitement, and no risk of DA-14 hitting, although I presume there may be a slight risk of fragments on the same trajectory giving similar displays later today. This event may be unrelated, but it happening around the same time as DA-14 makes linkage a reasonable suspicion.
Does DA-14 and the possibility of further impacts worry me? No.
I smoke, which means I don't need to worry about extreme low probability risks like meteorites.
More in the comments, so I won't repeat here, this is a quiet blog so there's not many comments. Round up video from Russia Today here. Back to the Arctic...
Once you start these things you're condemned to continue...
The meteor was caught by Meteosat 9, which has been replaced Meteosat 10 as far as I can see, so this image looks like an in-house job. Anyway, IR satellite image of the meteor here. Which is via this blog I stumbled upon, not convinced by the argument but it was an interesting read. NASA have upgraded the estimated blast yield to 500ktons, more here. And some people think that the smashed windows and damaged buildings were due to sonic boom. A sonic boom did the damage, the 500ktons energy release and flash brighter than the sun was just a sideshow. Speechless.
Anyway, it's definitely back to long boring posts about the Arctic.