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6 of the most spectacular meteors ever caught on camera

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It's a fairly common occurrence for a meteor to enter Earth's atmosphere, but spotting a bright fireball is still rare enough to be thrilling.

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While they're easiest to see during a meteor shower, these beautiful streaks of light can be spotted throughout the year.

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Here are 6 of the most spectacular meteors ever caught on tape.

6. A meteor was caught on camera over Australia on February 14, 2021.

The meteor's descent could clearly be seen above the Melbourne skyline.

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5. A slow-moving meteor was spotted above the U.K. on February 28, 2021.

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People as far as Northern Ireland to Belgium reported seeing a flash to the U.K. Meteor Network.

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4. A meteor on January 16, 2017 was visible from Missouri to Ontario.

It traveled at a speed of 28,000 miles per hour.

3. A meteor over Arizona on June 2, 2016 glowed blue on camera.

A cloud of vaporized rock hung in the sky until early morning, and meteorite fragments were found in the town of Cibecue.


2. A bright, fast meteor appeared over Alberta, Canada on February 22, 2021.

The American Meteor Society also received reports and videos from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Montana.

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1. A fireball scattered meteorites around Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15, 2013.

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More than 1,500 people were injured when the meteor exploded, mostly by glass shattered by the shockwave.

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