A scientist from the University of Oxford has used satellite data to create a video of an enormous explosion in the atmosphere which took place last year, but was only recently discovered.
The blast from the meteor was 10 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and was first spotted by a US military satellite being referred to NASA.
Now, a team from the University of Oxford has created a video of the incident based on data captured by the Japanese meteorological agency's Himawari satellites.
Dr Simon Proud of the Atmospheric Physics Department told Sky News: "We process the Himawari data 'live' as it comes in from the satellite and then archive all the resulting images and science data. So for this video I just had to go back into our archive and grab the right images."
The Himawari satellite takes "one picture of the whole Earth every 10 minutes," explained Dr Proud, who said: "The video is an zoomed-in animation of these 10 minute frames and covers around 4.5 hours in total."
Running from roughly 11.30pm GMT on 18 December to 3.50am the next morning, the video shows the smoke trail from the meteor as it passes over the Bering Strait.
An atmospheric physicist at the University of Oxford and the UK's National Centre for Earth Observation, Dr Proud researches how data from satellites can detect bad weather (thunderstorms and turbulence) as it happens.
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This helps to make air travel safer and more efficient by alerting airlines to where this bad weather is, Dr Proud explained.
He added: "The same weather satellites can also see many other interesting phenomena, and it was exciting to see the trail made by the meteor in some of our satellite data, which is why I made the video."