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Falling meteor amazingly illuminates sky over Ukraine

Falling meteor amazingly illuminates sky over Ukraine Illustrative photo (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On the night of May 1, unexpected flashes were seen in the sky over Ukraine. During nighttime observations over Kharkiv and several other regions, an intense blue luster was probably associated with a comet or meteorite, according to local Telegram channels.

Flashes in the sky

The flash was without explosion. It was seen by residents of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava, and Zaporizhzhia regions. In the video, you can see how the space body flew quickly through the sky, leaving behind a bright blue tail.

Watch the video to see how the flash in the sky was captured.

“For a couple of seconds, night became day,” the video caption reads.

Falling meteor phenomenon

A similar phenomenon was recorded on April 19, 2023. Then a meteor came down to earth in the Kyiv region.

The space body entered the atmosphere over Velyka Dymerka and exploded at an altitude of about 38 kilometers as it passed over the northwestern outskirts of Fastiv, experts from the International Meteor Organization noted.