Watch: Meteor explodes in the arctic, briefly turns night into day
A meteor spectacularly exploded over the arctic on Thursday, briefly turning night into day -- and it was all captured on camera.
"There was a huge bang and the cottage shook violently," he told Dr. Tony Phillips with SpaceWeather.com. "At first I thought it was an earthquake. Or maybe a tree fell on the cottage roof! I walked outside and inspected the trees. Everything looked okay."
It wasn't until he checked his webcam that he saw what happened -- a brilliant explosion!
"It gave me goosebumps to see the night sky turn blue as the meteor exploded," Bateman told Phillips. "Auroras and a fireball--what a night!"
Read more about the meteor and their typical frequency at SpaceWeather.com