Viewing the Chelyabinsk meteor path using Google Earth

The meteor strike in Chelyabinsk was quite a remarkable event, and thanks to the vast number of cameras out there it is possible to build an approximate 3D path of the meteor strike in Google Earth.
Stefan Geens at Ogle Earth has done an amazing job of illustrating an approximate path in Google Earth, based on some video clips and a bit of math.

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Stefan took the novel approach of measuring shadow lengths and directions from some video clips, allowing him to calculate the approximate location of the meteor at it approached earth.
You can view the visualization in Google Earth by downloading this KMZ file and we highly recommend that you read his entire post here to see how he did it. The post, and path, has been updated as new data has been released.
Great work Stefan!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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