Holy cow. I either hadn’t heard about that when it happened or had somehow forgotten. I just watched a bunch of videos about it, including a clip of a PBS news show where Neil deGrasse Tyson was interviewed. Amazing and scary stuff. I wonder how many people in central Russia saw that and thought it was a nuke. I probably would have had a flashback to the Cold War if I had seen that. Yikes.
When this happened something a lot of us Westerners didn’t understand is how little reaction the Russian people seemed to have had*!* In most of the videos the people don’t do much of anything, they don’t stop their cars, they don’t scream or panic etc. Just that unflappable, ‘tough-like-bear’ Russian stoicism I guess.
One that was visible in the night sky last year in Texas was estimated to be four feet long and 4,000 pounds. About six years ago, I had witnessed one in the middle of the day that was estimated to be the size of a pickup truck.