Strange Meteor-like object explodes over Russia’s Amur Region

The sky in Russia's Far East was lit up by a strange object on Sunday morning.

It flew over the city of Blagoveschensk, Russia’s Amur region. But the journey was short-lived. After a few seconds the object exploded in a bright flash leaving a white trail that some social media users compared to the Nike logo.

Locals claim they witnessed a meteorite, but so far there has been no official information about the unusual celestial phenomena.


When the object exploded the thunderclap-like sound was heard only eight minutes later, people said. “The clap was loud… the trace of explosion was seen in the sky for at least two hours," one person said. "It was an absolutely white trail.”