The explosion of the meteorite in the sky over Chelyabinsk (prof photos)

(Chebarkul meteorite).
Full photo report with comments.
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Perhaps the only stunning panoramic photos of the meteorite.
15 photos and comments of the author.
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1. Morning. Home.

The morning was frosty (about -17 C), windless and cloudless. And since the day before was a very warm day (the temperature was close to zero), - the trees were covered with frost. I decided to take pictures of the landscape at your favorite point close to home. At about 9 o'clock in the morning I was on the ground and began to take the first pictures. Nothing unusual and remarkable in the sky before the object was not. After a few shots from different angles, I moved to another point shooting. The camera was pointing towards the rising of the sun (the sun remained until a few minutes).

9:04:57 One of the first shots taken in the morning. For 15 minutes before the explosion of a meteorite (East View)

2. 9:14:27 - 9:15:59 Panorama area (angle of view of about 180 gr.)

3) 9:17:11, 3 minutes before the explosion of a meteorite, a view of the South-west.

4) iso 50 f14 32mm 0.6s 9:19:43, Frame-harvesting for the panorama, a few seconds before the explosion of a meteorite (view to the east). Flash will be on the right.


Yes! The appearance of the object was unexpected! The camera was on a tripod and was directed almost to the side (pictured above), from which emerged the object. I leaned toward the camera to change the angle and make another picture for the panorama. At this point, peripheral vision, I saw a bright flash. At first, it was small. Immediately I turned the camera toward an object, at which point the outbreak reached its peak, and everything was bathed in bright light.

5) iso 50 f14 35mm 0.6s 9:20:33

6) iso 50 f14 35mm 0.6s 9:20:33

Molten particles of meteoroid, a few seconds after the explosion (flash). The picture shows that after the collapse, two fragments of sufficient magnitude continued their movement.

7) iso 50 f14 27mm 0.6s 9:20:43

8) Awareness.

Thoughts were confused and spontaneous. The first thing I thought was not a meteorite, but a nuclear bomb. Then he remembered about the media reports about a possible asteroid and its rapprochement with the Earth. Then there were the thoughts of a plane that crashed.
Split track took place after the main flash (explosion). Funnel the end of next vaguely reminiscent of a small mushroom.

Panorama 2 horizontal frame 24mm. 9:21:35, 9:21:45

9) Feelings.

In the first seconds quickened heartbeat and breathing, as well as shaking hands, which are likely to have been the consequences of the shock of what he saw. When the flash has become the most vivid I felt strong enough to face the heat (it lasted just fractions of a second).

At the time a bright flash and I felt a strong pain in the eyes of the intolerable glare. No more physical sensations were not. Then, 2 minutes after the flash, a series of explosions - the sound was neraskatisty and clear and very powerful. The first explosion was the strongest, but I felt only the cotton. No physical sensations and vibrations I felt, because It was far from concrete buildings and roads. Immediately after a series of bombings over the pine forest, near a large number of birds rose up and flew in different directions. Heartbeat, breathing, and hand tremor only intensified. The shock was even more pronounced.

Panorama 2 frame 24mm. 9:24:11, 9:24:15

10) Panorama shot a few minutes after the blast wave. 4 horizontal frame 24mm 9:32:15 - 9:32:31

11) Shooting.

As already mentioned, immediately saw the first flash, I turned the camera toward the subject and take a picture. He was heavily overexposed, I frantically started trying to fix the exposure to capture neperesvechenny object. I do not remember exactly how I made the frame with a red-hot particles inside track. Everything was a blur, and took place in a matter of seconds. Further, their actions, I remember vaguely. Everything is done "on the machine." The shock did not give focus to put the correct values ​​and to choose a great camera angles. I remember that I had dropped into the snow remote from the camera to change the filter on the lens. Only after a series of explosions I have a little come to himself, he was able to set the correct exposure value, select camera angles and shoot several panoramas with residual cloud from a meteorite.

A few words on how to change the nature around. Feels like the sky was bluer and transparent. The sun had already risen, but its brightness is not more like the morning sun, and the sun at its zenith.

Panorama 2 frame 24mm 9:33:01 - 9:33:13

12) Panorama, 4 vertical frame 24mm 9:38:43 - 9:39:07

13) Panorama, 6 horizontal frame 24mm 9:44:03 - 9:45:15

14) Panorama, 2 horizontal frame 24mm 9:47:21 - 9:47:37

15) P.S.

Even after I filmed the footage, and the cloud dissipated almost, I collected all the equipment and just stood there for a while. I observe nature around him, and thought about their experiences. The first thoughts were about the closest people, it was very difficult to get through, as the network was overloaded. These thoughts haunted, did not allow to realize the scale of the incident and its consequences. On the way home I thought about the ownership of something global and very important. Only when I got in touch with his family, he was able to concentrate on what they saw. The first news on the Internet was not given any clarity. I immediately set about handling the footage and preparing it for publication. During the day, we began to receive various news and various assumptions. Depressive mood is injected in society.

All the same, as well, that we live in the information age! You can quickly share their experiences and get an overall picture of the incident.

Panorama, 4 horizontal frame 24mm 09:52:49 - 09:53:19



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